Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
As a ghostwriter, I've written more books than I can count. At one point, I tallied up over a million words written and I'm still going. Now, however, I'm focusing on publishing books/novels under my own name. So, watch out world!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
"Becoming the Storyteller" is my debut "book." It started off as a senior thesis and I converted it into an ebook hoping that people would enjoy my story. Catalyzed by the death of my grandmother it tells the tale of my family and their experience with Portuguese Immigration into the States.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I work via "focus timers" which means I write nonstop for twenty five minutes and then take a five minute break. It works wonders for me but most people think it's insane to regiment writing in such a way.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Angie Sage stole my heart with her Magyk Series. I enjoyed all her characters, world details, and humor. It inspired me to write my own fantastical stories, usually in the back of subject notebooks, during the middle of class.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a project with my significant other where we hope to pen a novel about motherhood and the struggles of caring for a sick child.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep on writing, writing, writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
"Write about the bears," or freewrite. When you can't find the words you need to say something then write about something else and what you needed will eventually appear.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
To uncover the stories in my desktop and bring them to light.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Of Mice and Men