Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written 12 books, of which 5 have been published.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Creatures Called Stories.
It’s inspired by a student of mine who attempted suicide but failed. It’s full of stories and poems letting them, and anyone else who struggles with dark times, that their story truly matters.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write on my phone while waiting in line, sitting at traffic lights, riding my bike, holding a baby, literally anywhere I can fit in time.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
Finish by Jon Acuff
Chasers of The Light by Tyler Knott Gregson
Let Justice Roll Down by John M. Perkins
What are you working on now?
Getting the word out there for ‘Creatures Called Stories’! And always writing 1 poem and 1 story a day.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My personal site, Seizeyourstory.org
As well as Facebook & Instagram. And getting kind friends help in doing so.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
You don’t have to know everything. You just have to know your next step.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Too many. But the latest one:
Complete small goals and that’ll lead you to big ones.
What are you reading now?
Lots of William Carlos Williams and the Book of Pslams
What’s next for you as a writer?
To share a poem or story a day on social media. And figure out a way to do visual poems more on video. Then, hopefully revive my podcast, Storyfold.
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 Bible. & 3 Blank Journals.