Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Canadian born and bred, and a lifelong dreamer, I began writing at an early age and can’t recall a time when I wasn’t creating in some artistic form. My life has had several on-going love affairs that shape much of what I write. In the past half dozen years, I’ve released books in all lengths and genres, and it’s something I hope to continue to do for many more years. A visit to my websites will show the diversity of what is currently available, as well as other surprises and extras! At present, I’ve published professionally and as a fan writer, approx. 400 stories and novels.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book is a very short paranormal called Within The Mist, and it was inspired by a combination of things. My love of Venice, Carnival, Riccardo Foresi’s music, and Gaston LeRoux’s Phantom of the Opera are the main influences.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if it’s unusual to spend weeks preparing notes and outline points before I begin to write, but I do that a lot now.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Terry Brooks, Margaret Mitchcell’s Gone With The Wind, and in a very real way, Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories – all have influenced me in various ways. I’ve also been very influenced by all things Western when it comes to historical writing,
What are you working on now?
I’ve just begun work on my first series, a romantic suspense set called “The BlackHawk Agency” and I’m hoping readers will really like this new direction in fiction for me.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My blog, I think. I have two, and both have their own domain names now. The combination of blog and Twitter seems to work best for me.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing, always. Focus on what you want. NEVER stop learning. And most important of all, leave your ego out of your interactions.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write. Plain and simple. Just keep writing.
What are you reading now?
A wonderful little suspense novel called Buried by Elizabeth Goddard.
What’s next for you as a writer?
BlackHawk, and a brand new paranormal world involving Roman gods, and ancient curses.
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?
Gone With The Wind
The Sword of Shannara
Dragonriders of Pern
Complete Sherlock Holmes