Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I've written two novelettes (some people call them novellas, depending on your point of view), and I'm about to publish my first novel. That one (code named "Echoes" until I do a full title and cover reveal) is already out to the editor, so I expect it to be ready by December. Other than that, I have two more books that I'm writing, one of them is in the SF horror genre, with a spice of Lovecraftian madness, and the other one is a dark fantasy with more cosmic horror influences mixed in for some extra fun.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
"Echoes" is the latest one , but if you're going by what's newest to come out, it's Sighted. I was inspired by this interview I heard on some paranormal radio show about the "real" men in black. They were described as these creepy, extra-dimensional beings that didn't understand human customs or even really look human if they were scrutinized. I looked at film portrayals of the MIB and thought, "You know, this would be a great concept for a story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wake up every day at three in the morning and write till I'm ready to go to work. I guess most people probably just stay up late or something, but I find that I get better results because it's such an odd hour of the morning.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite author is the late great Roger Zelazny. But, I've also been influenced by H.P. Lovecraft, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Ray Bradbury to name a few.
What are you working on now?
A dark fantasy series with elements of cosmic horror. I'm about 35,000 words in, and really enjoying where it's going.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My website is my main author website, but I'm also dialed into social media. You can follow me on Twitterand Facebook. I also have a monthly newsletter where I give away free short stories and books. You can sign up to the mailing list on my website.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing, and engage with your readers. Without them, being an author would be like shouting in the dark.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
"Plant your ass in the chair and write."
What are you reading now?
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
What’s next for you as a writer?
To write more books, of course.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny
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