Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written 3 novels representing the first of 3 trilogies that comprise the Hali Nonology.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Heartache and the Century of Progress. I’ve always been fascinated by Early Chicago history and after learning my grandparents attended the Fair, I found the Fair’s backdrop to fit the story line perfectly.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Nothing I’d call unusual, but I like to listen to music that inspires the mood and intensity of the story I’m crafting. Since Divine Endorsement has so much action, I listened to Ted Nugent quite a bit. For my other books, I listened to popular tunes of the 1930s, and soundtracks to various casino-themed movies.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I like James Dashner’s(The Maze Runner series) brevity and I find my style is much like his.
What are you working on now?
I’m busy crafting the next trilogy of the Hali Nonology. The first book (my fourth book) is well under way and books 5 and 6 are being outlined at this time.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m brand new to the book promotion part of my writing career so I don’t have much to say about that.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Craft the best story you can and when it’s finished, hire the best editor you can to go over it. Use several different spell\grammar checkers. I use in order, MS Word, Grammarly, and Stylewriter.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up. If you believe in yourself and your work, you’ll find success in some form.
What are you reading now?
I read mostly non-fiction, ironic since I write only fiction. The current book I’m reading is Disney by Neal Gabler.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Continue to promote my first three books and continue on with the next trilogy. I hope to have the fourth book complete by the end of this year.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I never know what I want to read and since I’m a slow reader, I suppose I’d bring The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, War and Peace, and the giant Disney book I’m presently reading.
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