Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
After reading the sentence ‘tell us about yourself and how many books you have written’, I was left a little bit befuddled. The books part is easy, I have written 2 novels and 2 collections of poetry. The about myself however…
I guess let’s say I’m a goofball. That’s a solid start. I grew up on a farm, wrote a lot for no real reason, and migrated to the city of San Diego. Then I wrote some more, mainly while ensconced in a seat at Starbucks, and before I knew it I actually had a published book.
If I were a food, I’d probably be a raspberry truffle, I like dogs, and oh, my favorite color is blue, but not on Wednesdays. Let’s move on, shall we?
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Nillium Neems and the Internet Killer, the second in my Adventures of Nillium Neems series. My main inspiration for it? I guess murder mysteries. I’ve always loved a good murder, and wanted to try and take my schizophrenic little heroine down a more amateur detective route.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
As to unusual writing habits, I guess my most prominent one is my penchant for writing in crowded areas. I seem to write Best when I’m surrounded by people, with music in the background and chatter all around me. I’m somewhat well known for pulling out a notebook at dinner parties, and getting lost in my writing. While still being able to partake in the conversation around me, ha ha.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My main influences would have to be Dean Koontz, and probably Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
What are you working on now?
As of now, I am busily working on the third book in my Nillium Neems series, while getting ready to launch the first in yet another rather curious series (which shall remain mysterious until I’m ready to reveal it).
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Amazon.com seems to actually work best for promoting my works, along with facebook of course.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
As to advice for new authors, my number one statement would be… don’t publish crap. It’s easier than ever to self-publish absolute garbage, so before you go to the rather tremendous effort of marketing your work, make sure it is worthwhile.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve ever heard of and done, is drink coffee.
What are you reading now?
Anything by Dean Koontz
What’s next for you as a writer?
My next step as a writer, is to just keep growing. Write better stuff, get better at marketing, and just keep being my usual caffeine buzzed self.
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?
I would take the 3 core rulebooks for Dungeons and Dragons, so that me and my friend Wilson could run campagins until we either A: died, or B: were rescued by pirates.