Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I've worked many jobs in this lifetime, but none that I have enjoyed or been challenged as much as writing. For the last twenty years, I've written family musicals, most adaptations of loved works like The Reluctant Dragon. I realized that while I like writing the music, it was the story that really gave me the most pleasure. The Sun God's Heir trilogy, which I've just finished in October, is an action adventure tale set in the historical period of swords, cannons, and pirates. They were real, they did business. Getting lost in a story for a few minutes or an hour is energizing. So far so good. Since my characters inhabit different lifetimes, I plan to explore different historical eras with the next series of books. I hope you enjoy the read.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Sun God's Heir: Redemption (Book Three)
The series was inspired by a dream. I know it's cliche', but I really awoke one morning with the setting, the protagonist and the antagonist, and a general idea of their conflict.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I"m usually clothed when sit down to the computer. In my bathrobe sometimes, but still clothed.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I'm looking at my bookshelves with gratitude. Way too many to list. When I think of all the places I've had the pleasure of visiting thanks to these authors, I'm a little overwhelmed with my presumption. I've loved C.S. Forester, Diana Gabaldon, JK Rowling, Daniel Silva… Every writer brings a unique angle of consciousness to the page.
What are you working on now?
My tan. I've released three books this year. I'm focusing on breathing.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Marketing is strange magic that I'm doing my best to explore.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Get into the seat and stop worrying about advice. There's plenty of time for advice when you have a rough draft. Write the story.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
See paragraph above. The magic is only released at the end of the rough draft.
What are you reading now?
Daniel Silva's House of Spies.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Begin something new. It's actually very exciting to think of beginning a new story. Much like the anticipation of reading one from an author you trust.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Ursula Le guin's The Earthsea trilogy. For the moment.