Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have a multitude of health issues and spent several years ghostwriting to try and make enough money to get groceries and the necessities. During that time, I wrote over 70 books. Eventually, though, I met an amazing man who convinced me to focus on one of my childhood dreams; being a published author. Currently, I have 3 books published under my name and several more waiting for me to finish them and get them out there.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Sever the Circle is a dark tale based on my love of psychological horror, witches, and unexpected endings. I had an idea for a failed romance type of story but as I wrote it just kept getting darker and darker.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My most productive writings times is late at night or super early in the morning, in a dark room with music blasting and my incense burning. I have sat on my bed in my gypsy bedroom, in the dark, and knocked out multiple chapters just zoning out.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My original influencers, and still my helping mental hands, are Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. They were some of the first authors I read books by and I was absolutely hooked. I love Poe with all my heart, and King brought the genre of horror into the modern era in a style I really enjoy.
What are you working on now?
I am jumping between a true crime analysis book on mothers who kill their children and writing a horror compilation inspired by a mixture of the modern Black Mirror type of stories and the old Twilight Zones but much scarier.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Honestly, I am still working out the kinks on marketing. I am a major introvert and it is really hard for me to get myself out there. I use Facebook, my website, and Twitter a lot currently.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write and read and write. Have notebooks everywhere and write down ideas, thoughts, dialogue, everything that sticks to your brain.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
I am revisiting both The Hobbit and Stephen King’s On Writing.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a pretty big series in the works, but it will be at least another year before it sees the light of day. I wanted to use all my years of college and studies with the plan of investigating crimes but blend it with my love of horror, the supernatural, and a universe of my own creation. I’m really excited about that. I have way too many books planned, and some even started, so I am not quite sure what will come out next.
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 Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Weird Compendium, Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and The Lord of the Rings.