Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written four books. I am a father of two beautiful girls, as of now all my time is devoted into taking care of them. Writing is my main passion in life. I love telling stories and sharing them with others. I mainly write poetry, sci-fi fiction, and horror fiction, but I am open to all genres. My focus is interacting with my fan base and building my fan base up. I am planning on doing interactive writings with my fan base, where they can read latest ideas and also help with a choose the characters actions, where I will be writing about one of my characters and having readers decide what direction that the character will be heading.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is titled Essence Galactic Heroes. It is a sequel to the first book called Essence. The biggest inspiration was the first book obviously, but also sci-fi and space adventure plays a huge role. If you love aliens, magic, and space action. You will love the book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wouldn’t say unusual writing habits, but like I said I love to pull ideas from everywhere and bring my readers and fans in. I would love to write interactive stories that have the readers bring in their ideas and thoughts. I also have an idea of a short stories book, where we I will cut off the ending to the short story and have an empty place where the readers will have the opportunity to finish the story themselves. From there, they are able to head to my Facebook fan page and share their endings along with reading my ending for the original story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The biggest one that influence me is King, I love all of Kings books. He is an inspiration and a master wordsmith. Any horror genre book catches my attention, I like the idea of not knowing what is going to happen. Another inspiration is JK Rowling. The fact her books weren’t instantly popular and it took her years to build a reputation gives me hope.
What are you working on now?
As of now I am working on the third Essence, more poetry, as well as the short story idea I mentioned.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
As of right now I only have word of mouth and my Facebook page, other than that I am not looking good in that department.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice is took keep on writing, never give up, and stay true to what makes your writing yours. Never be discouraged about if someone doesn’t like your books. Not everyone is going to have the same preferences as you, but I do know that people out there are going to love your writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
My best advice I have heard is to never be discouraged and to write what is true to my heart.
What are you reading now?
I am reading the Harry Dresden files at the moment. Jim Butcher is a fantastic writer and deserves praise.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My next big step is to build up my fan base. Have my fans be more involved as well as chug along with new books.
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?
Desperation by Steven King because that is my all time favorite. Lord of Flies, because I feel like that would be ironic and hilarious. I don’t know if this is an option, but a notebook and pencil, so I would be able to write my adventures down I encounter on the island.
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