Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
After spending most of my life as a scholar and a performer, I finally decided to record my ideas and experiences in books. I have written 5 books in different genres, to date.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Walker: or, What Happened to the Tail of an American Indian in Tucson. It was inspired by bumping into an old friend from "back in the day" and all the unbelievable things that we managed to survive. The only way I could write them down was as a satire. Sometimes life is so unbelievable it has to be true, because you just couldn't make this stuff up.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I bounce back and forth between "person" and tend to write the way people tell stories in person instead of as a narrator. I don't follow standard punctuation, I still spell in British English, and I write in dialect.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickenson, Truman Capote and Norman Mailer.
What are you working on now?
I am finishing the first volume of an ongoing series with my publisher called "Mojo Rising: The Saga of Trio De Dio," which is another satire about a zombie apocalypse from an indigenous perspective.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Friesen Press and twitter
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, don't worry about starting or ending just jump in that canoe and start paddling. The story will take you where it wants to go.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
"Just do it," from Dennis Maguire, the first AD on Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
What are you reading now?
"They Asked Me to Come Alone," about a journalist covering ISIS.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm going to finish three more books and act as an editor for the second book of the Mojo Rising series, "Lost Lenores."
What is your favorite book of all time?
Tannith Lee Flat Earth Series
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