Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m an average geek who has written 7 books now. Five are sci-fi and super powers oriented, one is a coloring book that I will be launching soon and then there is my nonfiction about my time as an Animal Cop.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent is my coloring book called, Truly Bizarre. It’s all surreal and strange artwork meant to challenge the imagination as well as your colored pencils. I’ve been looking for a good outlet for my artwork for some time and I’m finally jumping into trying this route.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
There are “usual” writing habits? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Nothing for me is normal or standard procedure. I have to be very flexible in my life and I use a lot of unorthodox methods. I guess, random is a good word for how I do things.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m a classics man when it comes to authors. JRR Tolkien, Issac Asimov, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and so many more that cloud together in my head. I grew up on books like 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Narnia, and even the Island of Dr Moreau. I’m eclectic in my tastes and influences. I think this has me pretty well rounded.
What are you working on now?
A combination of projects are in the works for me. More coloring books, a book of short stories, and a board game.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still seeking that.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you are serious about it and love it, never give up. It will be hard, very hard, but never give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just what I said about advice to give. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about quietly disappearing for sake of not getting things off the ground when I hoped to. It’s a hard trail to walk, but you just can’t give up.
What are you reading now?
I haven’t had time to read in quite a while, but I last read the Death of King Arthur. Deep read.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing. I have a book of short stories about amazing characters to get done.
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?
Oh lets see, The Hobbit, Watership Down, Tarzan of the Apes, and The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe.