Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in journalism. I've been writing since I was a child and, two years ago, was able to write and complete my first novel, A Witchly Influence. Wild Dreams Publishing released it in September 2017 and they will be releasing my next book, Division Tennessee, in spring 2018.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My upcoming novel, Division Tennessee, was inspired by my personal love for dystopian futures. If there's a dystopian book or movie, I'm immediately excited about it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Ha! Great question! Unfortunately, I don't know if I do or not. I haven't hung out at a writer's conference or with other writers to see their process (though it would be awesome if I could!).
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I'm a huge fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln, but my writing style is most influenced by A. Lee Martinez. I also enjoy the works of Larry Correira and Bentley Little.
What are you working on now?
My third project, The Immortal Prudence Blackwood, is currently with my beta readers.
While that's under review, I've been working on an outline for my fourth project. It's the first time I've done an outline instead of just diving in and seeing what happens, and I have to say it's been a challenge.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I haven't found the perfect website yet to help promote my work. So far, I've found that self-promotion through Facebook and Twitter has been the most helpful.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Writing your book is the easy part. Marketing and promotion is very tough, but even authors who are with the big 5 publishers must shoulder most of the responsibility of their book's promotion.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
This doesn't pertain to writing, but it's honestly the best advice I ever had: live alone, even if it's for a short while. You'll learn so much about yourself if you're on your own for a while.
What are you reading now?
City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
What’s next for you as a writer?
I expect to finish my fourth novel by the end of the year.
What is your favorite book of all time?
A Season of Passage by Christopher Pike.