Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Clevenger Gold is my debut novel! I am not your typical author by any stretch. It took me ten years to gather the information to finally get this project complete. I wrote this book from all the time spent in the outdoors searching and digging into historical archives.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Clevenger Gold, The True Story of Murder and Unfounded Treasure. The story is a local (Southern Utah/Northern Arizona) treasure hunting favorite. I have known of the basic story as long as I can remember growning up in Kanab, UT.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I have a tendency to write character profiles from people I have known and their mannerisms. I also only write when I actually believe I have a good idea….not because I have been forced into a deadline, but because it just arrives.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
None really, I have many favorites, but my influence came from dirt relics, antique documents and the real Old West….actually visiting these sometimes unknown sites and towns….often enough to feel a part of them.
What are you working on now?
:). Another book of the same type….Murder and Treasure! And the best part…it is all true as well!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Still working on this, that seems to be a very hard game to understand. Amazon Ad promotions seem to be the best….word of mouth is a close second.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I is one, so spel yer werds rite and jist keep on riting….but even if u caint spel, a kwality editor can fix all that!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be careful, you can be right and dead at the same time. (Eldon Swapp….my dad)
What are you reading now?
Grading contoirs…..I am a Civil Engineer and work for a large home builder, so plans are why my eyes burn!
What’s next for you as a writer?
2nd book, have been awake at night with many of my ideas fighting to get out of my head!
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?
How to get of a desert island volumes 1-3.