Tell us about yourself and your books.:
I'm an author of psychological horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. When I'm not writing, I love to read suspenseful books, the more on the edge of my seat I am, the better. In the part of my life that doesn't include books, I enjoy baking and drawing.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have to use pen and paper when I'm fleshing out ideas. I know a lot of writers can hop right onto a computer and type up their ideas, but I have to work the old fashioned way to get my ideas flowing. I write all my first drafts longhand and then type them up.
What authors have influenced you?
I've been influenced by Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Lynn Weingarten, and Mary Kubica.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never give up. It can be easy to forget why you're writing your story, to think that it has all been done before or to want to please your audience. Don't do that. Write your story the way you want because no one can tell it the way you can.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never take a bad review to heart. Not everyone is going to like you or your work. After all, you're not pizza. All books will have negative reviews. This just means that person isn't part of the book's target audience.
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading "A Good Girl's Guide to Murder" by Holly Jackson.
What’s your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is probably my short attention span. It can be hard for me to focus on one thing for an extended amount of time. Because of this, I try to write in short sprints because otherwise, it's easy to waste time.
What is your favorite book of all time?
My favorite book of all time would have to be The Dark Half by Stephen King. I love the way he portrayed the battle of good and evil that's inside all of us in such a unique way.
What has inspired you and your writing style?
My writing style has been greatly influenced by Stephen King. I love books that use plenty of suspense and mystery not only when introducing characters but plot as well. I've tried to capture that same kind of style with my own books.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on a YA horror for a boxset entitled Dungeons and Demons.
What is your method for promoting your work?
My biggest method of promoting myself is by not. I try to use my social media to connect with other authors who I love to promote by sharing their books and reviewing them. In turn, sometimes, they help promote my work.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a writer, the next thing I'm looking forward to is the release of Storm Breaker, the final book in my Blood Moon Trilogy, which is set to release April 1st, 2020.
How well do you work under pressure?
I find that I actually work better under pressure. When I know I don't have time to just stare off into space, it's easier for me to focus and meet deadlines.
How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
It all depends on the goal I'm trying to accomplish with the story. If I'm trying to leave the readers with an emotional impact, I'll use a different tone then if I'm trying to write a suspenseful piece.
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