Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Currently, I have one book, Serra Online, published, with two more coming out this year; Proverbs of a Bastard and the sequel to Serra Online, Settlements!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Serra Online was inspired by spending thousands of hours playing MMORPGs, (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games.) Movies like Tron and books like Ready Player One that used gaming features as literary devices have always intrigued me, then I stumbled upon the Litrpg genre and everything clicked.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I tend to write the most outdoors in my backyard but I do use my four-legged companion, Zeke, as a sounding board. He rarely disagrees with me so I find that works the best most of the time.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
This list could go on for pages so I’ll only list a few:
Dakota Krout- Completionist Chronicles
Kel Kade – King’s Dark Tidings
Pirateaba – The Wandering Inn
and everything from Larry Correia
What are you working on now?
I’m in the revision process for my novel named Proverbs of a Bastard and writing the first draft for Serra Online’s follow-up book, Settlements.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The Litrpg groups on Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
No one but you is going to write the story in your head but you. You have to put words on paper to make progress, even if they’re bad. You can revise bad sentences. You can’t revise a blank sheet.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never buy fresh seafood out of a pickup with landlocked license plates. Oh, for writing? Character building without progressing the plot is filler and bogs down your work. Whether you mean to or not, every sentence you write creates a promise to the reader or answers a question; when you start adding miscellaneous material into your story, you either create more promises you never intend on answering or inadvertently add a barrier that slows your reader down.
What are you reading now?
The Wandering Inn Vol.3 Flowers of Esthelm by Pirateaba
What’s next for you as a writer?
Continue with my Litrpg series The Castillion Chronicles and branch into traditional fantasy.
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?
Free the Darkness by Kel Kade.
An outdoor survival guide.
and two phone books to help feed my fire.