Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I had a master's degree in public relations and was working at a tiny PR firm in 2016 when I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I quit my job and decided to pursue my passion for writing. Luckily my wife has a good career.
Unholy Revelations is my first published book and I just finished my first novel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Unholy Revelations. The story has been in my head since college. I actually tried writing it down twice while in college but never got far. I can't remember where the idea came from, but I thought about it sporadically for years until I typed it.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Haruki Murakami is my favorite author. I love the way he works in little details you didn't know you needed. For example, how the lead character prepares his food one day. They're not unnecessary and they give more insight into the characters.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a novel called The Horologist. A horologist is someone who studies the measuring of time.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I love sites like this. I want to focus on writing, and these sites allow me to efficiently promote my book and give readers insight into my work.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. The best thing I can do when I'm stuck is to write. It may be crap I'll never use, or I may surprise myself and get to my next scene or discover a new direction.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't let fear stop you from doing something you love. It's okay to be scared, but don't let it stop you from doing anything.
What are you reading now?
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
What’s next for you as a writer?
Novels. I just finished my first one called Little Big Brother and I'm writing another.
What is your favorite book of all time?
It's a tie. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons.
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