Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am twenty-four years old and have been writing for twelve years. In that time, I have self-published seven books. Originally, I was interested in writing mysteries, but over the years my interests shifted to science fiction/fantasy.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is entitled, “Memories of Chronosalis”. It is based on a series I began when I was twelve. That was called, “Amber Oak Mysteries”. I didn’t like where the series was going as I was still young and was still trying to find my voice. I then decided to re-write my series and still keeping some of the original characters, I turned it into a science-fiction/fantasy novel.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have a tendency to write out all my of my story notes in a notebook. I’ll ask myself questions and sometimes respond to them. If I’m in a major writer’s block, I find myself acting out a scene or even a dialogue between characters.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
For an author, J.K. Rowling definitely inspired me to continue pursuing my dreams and to not give up no matter how hard things might seem. But I’d say for books, “The Maze Runner” series has inspired me to branch out into the world of science fiction.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the prequel to “Memories of Chronosalis”, it is written from the viewpoint of a major character in the book. This prequel is the backstory of how everything came to be in the main book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The best method for promoting my books would be through my facebook fan page or more recently Instagram.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write from your heart and don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” -Cyril Connolly
What are you reading now?
I have yet to dive into the pile of books that are calling my name, but the next book I plan to read is a book by a self-published author from Scotland. It is a book about faeries and I’ve read the prologue which instantly captured my attention.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan to continue writing as much as I can. At the same time, I plan to reach out to people about my latest book.
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?
That’s a tough question. I’m very much into series, but as for single books, I’d take “Carrie”, “A Wrinkle in Time”, and “The Neverending Story”.