Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Charlotte, NC in 1990. I obtained his Creative Writing degree with a minor in English in 2013. I first started writing in high school after developing an appreciation for Stephen King’s The Stand. I’ve written two books, Lost Time (which I have just published), and Broken Veil. I am working on my third novel, Dead Lands (the sequel to Lost Time) at the moment.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Lost Time. I was in the process of reading through great series like the Dresden Files, and I wanted to write something that I would love to read. I was inspired by testing myself to write a book I know I would enjoy.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Does insomnia count? I definitely plan everything out, and don’t step forward without a game plan. I don’t write in silence either. I have to pump my creative juices by having music playing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King, Jim Butcher, Brian Keene, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman. There are many more, but those are the top ones for me. I especially loved Stephen King’s The Stand.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the sequel to Lost Time, “Dead Lands.”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Right now I have not decided on which website is best. Awesome Gang has helped me out greatly, so kudos to them. I am still trying out many different promotion methods.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Find something that interests you, because then you’ll care more about it. Figure out what you want to do with your idea, but focus primarily on the characters. Keep a consistent schedule, because that’ll promote discipline when it comes to writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t worry about what people think, so long as you’re doing what’s right.
What are you reading now?
The Gone Series by Michael Grant
What’s next for you as a writer?
Promoting my books, and trying to reach as many people as possible. Also, writing more stories that I would enjoy.
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?
Stephen King’s “The Stand”
Neil Gaiman “American Gods”
Matthew Stovr “Traitor”
Koushun Takami “Battle Royale”