Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my first book, but the graphic novel prequel is also out now, and the sequel is on its way!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Under the Shadow of the Plateau is all about marginalized communities in a society and culture totally consumed by technology and multimedia. I think all the issues I see and deal with every day manifest themselves in this story in a really engaging and exciting way, even though it’s fairly pessimistic.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t sleep a lot but I’m not sure if that’s unusual.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Frank Herbert is my literary role model. His ability to weave social issues into compelling characters and situations is what I try to emulate in this series.
What are you working on now?
The Frontier Forever series is my baby. Aside from an unrelated children’s book I’m writing with my sister, it’s all I can see myself working on for the next few years.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Honestly, I’m floundering with the book promotion end of things. Thus far I’ve relied on word of mouth, and my Instagram fans all love the art from the comics, but I’m not sure how many of them will read the books!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write it. Hopefully you don’t have to give up as much sleep as I did, but you have the idea, so sit down and write it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Drink more water.
What are you reading now?
I REALLY loved Murderbot. Stylistically its completely different than what I’m used to reading, but the rich personal characterization is extremely compelling.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m editing book two of the Frontier Forever series, Blood Beneath Water, right now, and there are 6 more issues of Regenesis that are written and being illustrated.
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?
Dune 1-4. Easy.