Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I love to write and create stories, whether they are for young children or young adults. In total, at this point I have written thirteen children’s book/middle-grade/YA books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I am working on a project right now, titled: “It’s up to You.” – Several experiences have inspired this story. The main one being the indirect bullying that exists in schools today, and how peer-pressure often prevents kids from doing anything about it. Sometimes going to a teacher or adult is a good plan, but often it only stops the bullying at a surface level.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes – I often write for about ten to twenty minutes a time. This is not recommended by most experienced authors, but it seems to work for me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I would say I was inspired to write since reading “The Body” by Stephen King, which later of course was turned into a movie titled, “Stand by Me.”
What are you working on now?
I’m working on completing “It’s up to You.” In addition, I’m hoping to push the sequel to “Remembering Kaylee Cooper” to my publisher. This sequel is titled, “Alex was Here.”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, always write…don’t stop. Accept criticism as constructive. Learn, learn, learn…
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t tell the reader what is happening….show the reader.
What are you reading now?
A fantastic story by Matthew Cox titled, “Emma and The Banderwigh.”
What’s next for you as a writer?
Working towards writing more of a ‘fantasy’ style novel for young adults.
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’d take and “Asterix” book, as well as the “Maze Runner” series.