Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started writing screenplays fifteen years ago. I have written a total of nine screenplays, some of which have received “Consider” marks from independent movie studio readers.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Fifth Plane. It’s the only novel I’ve written and it’s based on my screenplay of the same name. On 9/11, after the four plane crashed in Pennsylvania, I was waiting for a fifth plane. It never happened, but I found it hard to believe there weren’t other planes involved on that day.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I put any idea that comes to mind into a digital voice recorder and then periodically go through it to see what I can add. It can be a scene, a character, a line, etc. No idea is ever too small.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Lee Child. Lots of screenwriting books by Michael Hauge, Richard Walter, Dara Marks, and Dr. Linda Seger.
What are you working on now?
The television series for The Fifth Plane. My next novel will be The Last Sand Granules, also based on my screenplay.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Amazon, Facebook, Twitter.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write every single day. Write by feeling. If you’re writing a comedy, you should be laughing as you type. If not, don’t expect others to laugh.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write a great script and then get it out to as many people as possible.
What are you reading now?
Writing The TV series by Pamela Douglas.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The Last Sand Granules.
When his dying mother pleads with his to change his ways so they can meet in the afterlife in Heaven, a man in prison for murder struggles with his faith because he believes he is already beyond redemption.
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?
Save The Cat, Inside Story, and Writing Screenplays That Sell.