Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I am currently a freelance writer and a novelist. I have four books completed to date that will be released this year.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Thunderstorms & .45s Avia version was inspired by watching too many Disney movies as a child and too many romances as an adult. I wanted to create a world that was rough, gritty and unpredictable, and I believe Thunderstorms delivers. It has the plot you need, the relationship development you crave and the adult situations that make it interesting.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do not know that my writing habits are unusual other than I have an extended tolerance for it. If I'm going to write six chapters in a day, and that's the goal, that's what I do. In freelancing, that's what you do. If you have a deadline, you write it no matter what you are currently thinking or feeling. I've transferred that into my fiction writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have probably been influenced by a combination of Anne Rice, Stephen King and Grimms Brothers. I like darker stories as a general rule, and I don't think my work deviates too far from that.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on Avia II – Bullets and Betrayal, which is slated for publication in May.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I utilize every resource at my disposal, personal websites, professional websites, social media and anywhere else I can find where I can do a promotion for little to no money. I just try to cast a very wide net.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep going. There's a lot of negativity in the industry, and it can and does wear down a lot of beginning authors. You just have to pick yourself back up and keep going.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Ignore the negativity and keep going, but don't keep hitting the same brick wall either. Sometimes you have to change direction to get what you want.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have books coming out in May, October and December, so I'm going to be pretty busy this year.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Dark Sacrament
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