Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve always wanted to try different things creatively. I’ve recorded music, written books, and even taught myself how to edit videos. I’ve always loved indie creators. I have currently written two books:
The Judas Goat, and
What Happened and Why It Wasn’t My Fault
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
What Happened and Why It Wasn’t my fault was inspired when states started changing marijuana laws. I got to thinking about how awkward it would be to have a lot of money into something you bought illegally that suddenly became legal and, ergo, worth a lot less than you paid for it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I know all the rules for effective writing. I follow none of them.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love autobiographies and memoirs.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a piece of historical fiction that takes a completely new approach. I strive to be the Frank Zappa of literature.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Beats me. I am fifty shades of terrible when it comes to self-promotion.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you aren’t enjoying it, don’t do it.
If you’re writing for the sole purpose of making money, stop now.
Relax and have fun with it. Writing is like cooking: If you “cook with love,” it shows.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I learned most of my lessons the hard way in the world of music publishing. There’s not a lot of difference. At the end of the day, if someone “established” wants to work with you, make sure you understand exactly what you’re getting and what you’re giving up in the relationship. The same advice works for dating, by the way.
What are you reading now?
Graphic novels. I love ’em.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I think I’ve got one or two books left in me. After that, I’ll wait for Mark Wahlberg to call and let me know he wants to play Kyle a movie based on “The Judas Goat.”
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?
E-Mails from an A**Hole
Shut Up and Give Me the Mic by Dee Snider
You Can’t Win by Jack Black
Author Websites and Profiles
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