Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in raised in Gary, Indiana. I currently live in Denver, Colorado. The two places are like night and day. Gary is poverty stricken and Denver is a growing big city. I grew up in poverty before joining the Navy. When I got out, I moved to Denver and went back to school. I started at Aurora Community College and graduated. I then went to Metropolitan State University and majored in Political Science. I have two daughters. I’ve published eight books so far.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is The Hangman Returns. I’ve created what I like to call the Hangman Universe or HMU. The Hangman books are novels. The other books, featuring he supporting characters, are novellas. I used to rap and The Hangman was one of my creepy songs. I thought, this would make a great story to write about, and so I did.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Honestly, I don’t have any unusual writing habits.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The main author that influence me is Stephen King. I love the supernatural elements in his books.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I’m working on the follow-up novella to The Grand Librarian: Life of an Immortal. Its call The Grand Librarian: The Future Wizards.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best method of promoting my books is through the my own website, DeeRoseBooks.com.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors would be to just sit down and write. Get the story out and worry about the smaller stuff later.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve ever heard was, “don’t sweat the light stuff”. Its from the wrestler X-Pac.
What are you reading now?
I’m not reading anything right now. I’m extremely busy trying to market my book and finish the once I’m working on now.
What’s next for you as a writer?
What’s next for me as a writer is a break. Haha. I’ve been going hard and heavy for about three years now.
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?
If I was stranded on a desert island, the books I would take are, Cujo, Carrie, and my own book, The Hangman.
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