Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started a serious foray into the world of speculative fiction writing about four years ago, and I stand now with one novel, one novella, four short stories, and many more in the works. I'm interested in writing that provokes new ideas or unusual trains of thought. Get on the bus if you want to go somewhere weird. Keep hands and legs inside the vehicle at all times. Not responsible for damage to valuables. Death or serious injury may occur.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The last of my latest book is "The Hill of Flies and Naked Corpses". It came to me in that twilight period that exists between wakefulness and sleep. The words popped into my head without explanation. I had to immediately get myself up and write them down.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, but I won't divulge those secrets.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I tend to read more books on philosophy than anything else, whether that's non-fiction or narrative driven. I'm big on Alan Watts, Dostoevsky, and anything pertaining to eastern religion or philosophy, Vedanta in particular. Palaniuk never disappoints for an entertainment read.
What are you working on now?
New novel in the works, five other short stories started. Novel is a secret. Short stories are a variety of crazy surrealist shit and non-supernatural horror, usually with some strange permutation of reality.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
This is a work in progress. Amazon KDP shows promise.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Learn the rules and guidelines, then learn how and when to ignore them.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
"There is nothing that needs to be done."
What are you reading now?
Started Alamut by Bartol and really enjoying it so far.
What’s next for you as a writer?
It all builds cumulatively. Things are looking up.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. His insight into the human condition is unparalleled.
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