Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my first novel! I have four more of the books in the series already outlined and book two, Forsaken is well under way.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The book is entitled FOUND and it is one of five in The Conduit Chronicles. The characters had been dancing around in my head for many years, before the story really came together while I was backpacking through Europe. I was inspired by the history, architecture and myths of various European cultures. When I let my love for history fuse with my love for fantastical creatures, the magic happened and the novel came together.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I never write my books in chronological order. Scenes come to me and I write them down. Sometimes they don’t make it into the book, but they always deepen my characters.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Charlaine Harris, Anne Rice, Kevin Hearne, Neil Gaiman, Stephanie Meyer, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin. All of these authors have had a variety of impact on my writing and my imagination.
What are you working on now?
Why, finishing up The Conduit Chronicles of course!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
This is all so new. I am taking it one step at a time. I love getting feedback from other indie writers who have already paved the way. I follow their wisdom.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep writing! Don’t give up. Your story was laid on your heart for a reason, so you can tell it! Do whatever you need to do to get it out there and into the hands of readers.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”- A quote I cherish, although I could not tell you who the author was.
What are you reading now?
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. This book is an excellent mystery!
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep writing! When something touches your soul the way writing does for me, I have no choice but to write. I will finish The Conduit Chronicles and see what inspiration comes next!
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?
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris and The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. This isn’t my first time reading this one, I love finding new clues every time I read it.
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