Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello! I’ve always been a passionate storyteller and a voracious reader. After graduating college in Michigan, I hit the road for California to seek my fortune. Though I didn’t find gold there, I did find my beautiful wife. Together we moved to Colorado, and after some time we traded in the spectacular mountains for the pristine beaches of Florida, where we currently reside.
I’ve written several screenplays and short stories. I have self-published two novellas and I’m currently seeking a publisher for my recently finished science fiction novel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book that I have finished and am currently fishing around for a publisher is a science fiction novel. It’s a love story revolving around a man and an android and it explores whether such a love can truly exist between the two. It was inspired by my working in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade and seeing the exponential rise of technology in our lives.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I can write anywhere. Literally, anywhere.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jack London – White Fang
J.R.R. Tolkein -The Hobbit
Mark Twain – Tom Sawyer
Norman Mailer – The Naked and the Dead
H.G. Wells – The Time Machine
Arthur C. Clarke – Childhood’s End
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on a story about a handful of nuclear war survivors who must battle a rogue AI in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Inspired by threats of nuclear war that hover over our heads right now.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Still trying that out. Email newsletters like this seem to be good. Also, Facebook and Goodreads.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Strive for excellence on all fronts in your storytelling.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give up.
What are you reading now?
Dawn, by Octavia Butler. It’s awesome!
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ll keep cranking out incredible tales. Also, keep honing the craft.
Since I have a day job and a family, though, I’m taking the Long approach. One day I know the door will open for me to become a full-time professional author.
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 Elements of Style, by Strunk & White.
Some gigantic tome about World History.
Either Robinson Crusoe, or a how-to manual for building boats so I could escape
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