Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a nobody who wants to be a storyteller, and while that may turn away the agent or the publisher that wants to play it safe in an exclusive club of the elite, I hope that it would stand as a challenge for someone to accept to see, if I do have the potential to, that I become the next big author. I don’t expect this to happen but do not see it as impossible the question is who could I get on my side that would help me make that a reality. I won’t sit here and try to flatter it isn’t worth it, if my book isn’t good enough to hold your attention I wouldn’t deserve to be published even if I could charismatically convince you that I should.
I have written one book to date and am working on a follow-up.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Black: The Name
A D&D Game.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wouldn’t know what would be considered unusual, I work at a standing desk with wireless headphones so I can easily move around and dance to music as I write. If you mean the result, in particular, I write in the present tense which I personally find more engaging for readers as the story happens for them as they read and not as something to occurred before they turned the page. I also tend to write long sentence, as a period is a literal representation of the word stop, which ends the reader’s path of thought and to paint the most detailed picture you need the largest canvas.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter. All of these have kept me in a world of fantasy, mixed with a consistent reading of Dungeons and Dragons game manuals, force me to always have an epic adventure swirling in my head.
What are you working on now?
A sequel to Black: The Name, Black: The Burden.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t know I hope The Awesome Gang, but I am completely new to this.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write a story that moves you, if you can’t be moved to tears, or laughter, by your own writing you won’t move anyone else with it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Stop feeling self-conscious and put it out there, the worst thing to happen to you won’t be reading a review written by someone who hates your book, will be never having anyone read your book at all, and knowing someone might have loved it.
What are you reading now?
a book I got that has all of the stories of Sherlock Holmes in it.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully more writing, but I have to be able to see success first for that to happen.
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?
The Bible, some guide to basic agriculture and survival, and the only one for pleasure, Gary Paulsen’s “Hatchet”
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