Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a middle school English teacher. I’ve been teaching for 17 years now and I love my job. I have written one book, “A Trio of Worlds.” It is part of a planned series and so I have started work on Book Two (so far it is unnamed). I also wrote a book of school plays called “Act I: A Middle School Drama Anthology.”
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called “A Trio of Worlds.” I was inspired by my love of Science Fiction and an idea I had that I’ve never seen in any of the books I’ve read about cloaking an entire planet.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if my writing habits are unusual. I like to write 2,000 words per day when I’m working on a project. I tend to get lost in my own writing and I find it amusing that my characters behave the way they do. I know this is my own imagination but they do tend to surprise me!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Isaac Asimov was a major influence in my late teen years. I also love the work of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I’m a bit of a bibliophile so other authors that inspire me are Ken Follett and James Rollins.
What are you working on now?
I am working on book two in my Three Worlds Chronicles series. I’ve only just started so I’ve only put down about 2,000 words so far. I’m letting things germinate in my brain.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’ve been doing a lot of posting on Twitter, my own blog, and working to get my work on other book blogs.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, keep writing! Even if you think your work is not going well, most of the battle is getting the words written.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It may sound silly, but “just keep swimming” from Finding Nemo!
What are you reading now?
The Hollow Crown by Dan Jones.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m working on book two as well as promoting my first novel.
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 Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King