Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a science fiction, superhero, and fantasy author who is diagnosed with high functioning autism. I am a connoisseur of the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres. In addition, I am an autism ambassador, hoping to demonstrate the potential benefits one can gain from being autistic.
As a writer, I utilize my autism to visualize the story taking place inside of my head like a movie. Also, I have a very strong memory, allowing me to store information about my characters and stories in my brain as though it were a computer hard-drive.
I am also a passionate pit bull lover and own a pair of sweet and loving pit bulls named Wally and Fitch.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called "The War of the Gilded Beasts". I based its title on the real life War of the Roses, which depicted a war for the throne of England. I thought the title of my book should be as poetic.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I seem to write at my best when I am in my writing studio with my beloved pit bulls. In addition, I enjoy listening to medieval documentaries while writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The authors who have influenced me are Christopher Paolini, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkien. The books that have influenced me are various Star Wars books such as the Darth Bane Trilogy as well as Game of Thrones and the Inheritance Cycle. On a side note, I am also influenced by Arthurian legend.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on one fantasy book and one superhero/science fiction book at the same time. To gain inspiration for these projects, I have been binge watching historical documentaries and paying close attention to the news. The documentaries give me inspiration for a fantasy world while the news gives me inspiration for a dystopian science fiction world.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I boost the link for my Amazon books through Facebook once a month.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Copyright all of your material, always edit your work even if you think it is good, and you will have better luck with Kindle than you would with paperback books.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Avoid vanity press publishers.
What are you reading now?
I am reading The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan to write at least one new book a year. I will continue to explore my ever-growing fantasy world and begin a new superhero series. Overall, I am planning to keep writing until my imagination is spent.
What is your favorite book of all time?
My favorite book of all time would be Eragon, the first book of the Inheritance Cycle.
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