Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written two books. One published poetry/ memoir/ nonfiction/ mixed genres on September 14, 2014 in paperback and e-book on Amazon and Kindle called “Corridors of My Mind.” The latest released published novel paperback December 28, 2016, Kindle e-book version published December 30, 2016 called “Weeping Well” and it’s the first book in a series. It’s a mystery/thriller/suspense/ horror/coming of age/multilingual, multiracial/multicultural/sports/international crime/thriller noir/gothic romance along with several other mixed genres.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest novel is “Weeping Well” the first book in the series. My life experiences inspired this book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Sylvia Plath, to name a few.
What are you working on now?
The sequel to “Weeping Well,” several plays, short stories, novels, scripts and so on.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media, interviews, contests, events.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep honing your craft. Read, learn, prosper. Tell your own story, no one else’s. Be original.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You have a unique insight into mankind. Not necessarily advice, but I took it as a compliment to my uniqueness as a storyteller, writer, author, artist of storyline, characters, plot, etc.
What are you reading now?
I’m going to have to consult my currently reading list on Goodreads for this. But I’ve entered three Goodreads reading challenges already and I’ve always exceeded my goal in the amount of books I intended on reading for the challenge.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing and publishing. Getting my business ideas and inventions out there into the world.
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?
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
The Outcasts of Poker Flats by Bret Harte
anything by William Shakespeare, Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson