Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have co-authored 3 books with my older brother, Lincoln. The books are Rebellion, Vengeance, and Onlsaught-making up the Rebellion Trilogy. I have one more in progress that will hopefully see fruition!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The last book published was Onslaught: Book Three. It was the culmination of the trilogy and all of the characters are able to finally marshal together and put aside their differences.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if this is unusual, but sometimes I start planning out a chapter while I’m laying in bed (trying to sleep) and eventually have to sit down and flesh out the ideas before I lose them. One night I woke up at 2am and typed 15 pages!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I grew up watching and reading the Lord of the Rings. I used to reread one book every summer. Tolkien was definitely one of my biggest idols.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a sci-fi/fantasy clash where survivors of a wreckage learn to survive on a new planet, and of course discover treachery along the way.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t have an online method yet, but I definitely recommend this one. I would recommend trying a little bit of everything-book signings, online promotions, conventions, etc-just put yourself out there.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t delete what you write! Lincoln and I deleted Rebellion…a few days later we were fishing it from the recycling bin.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just do it. Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to think about you. If you have to do it, you have to do it.
What are you reading now?
Wool by Hugh Howey
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully I’ll keep writing and churning out short stories and full length novels. I don’t know if I’ll ever stop writing.
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 one. Probably a book on plant identification (so I can eat), and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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