Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written two books that I have self published. Both have been books of poetry. I’m currently working on a third book of poetry, and my first book of short fiction stories.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is ‘Handle with Care’ The inspiration behind the book came from a simple conversation with a person who was going through difficult times and needed someone to care. I feel that as people, we truly need to handle ourselves and others with care. The poems in this book were inspired by that person, and many others just like them.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I always drink a glass of cranberry juice mixed with a hint of apple cider vinegar and I wear the same cardigan when I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many! Stephan King, Gillian Flynn, Robert M. Drake, Allen Ginsberg. The list could go on forever.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on another book of poetry and a book of short fiction stories.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have always used Instagram and Facebook, I wouldn’t say their my best methods though. In the past that’s all I used so aAwesomegang has now become my first and possibly my best method or website.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just do it. That’s what I’m doing and that’s what I’ve been told. Don’t wait for it to happen. Write every day and make it happen.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just do it. I know I’m getting repetitive hear, and I know it’s been said many times, but when something gets said that many times, it has to have some bit a truth behind it.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading ‘The Shining’ by Stephan King.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Well I hope to write my first novel shortly after my book of short stories. I also write screenplays and I’m a filmmaker and actor, so one day I’d like to be writing somebody’s favorite book, or be the writer of their favorite movie.
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?
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
It by Stephan King
A Brilliant Madness by Robert M. Drake
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald