Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m writing short pieces at the moment, a series of 16 being my goal. Mainly humorous articles on how things go wrong on purpose.
I live in Ventura, CA near the beach with dogs and a monster mortgage.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Like Giving Whiskey and Car Keys to Teenagers – inspired by my time in college and professional theater.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Well, writing’s an unusual habit. I often eat watermelon while writing. I’m barefoot and it’s early in the morning.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Hoeg
Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald
What are you working on now?
A story of how 2 teenagers blow up the back seat of a car.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
There is no writing, there is only re-writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s easier to stay out than to get out – Mark Twain
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
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?
Life: A User’s Manual
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1968
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe