Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in a small rural town, always dreaming of being a writer. I enjoys listening to music, writing, and spending time with my lovely wife. When I’m not enjoying my creative pursuits, I like to watch Korean dramas or play vintage video games. My interests are varied and I’m always open to new ideas and experiences. Freedom’s Fate is my fifth novel. Look for more novels coming soon!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest is called Freedom’s Fate. The book started with a dream I had, I think. Many of my books do. I’ve always liked sci-fi, and I liked the idea of a go-getter girl becoming captain of the ship before she is really ready.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My usual way of writing is to just sit in front of the computer and let it flow, editing as I go. I then tend to re-edit over and over again until I’m at least somewhat happy with it. Nothing too unusual, I suppose.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I write YA, always with LGBT characters, and so this may seem strange, but I’ve been influenced by Stephen King. Not directly, I suppose, but definitely inspired. I like a lot of other authors, and recently have really gotten into a lot of Claudia Gray especially, but Stephen King was one of the first who really made me want to be a writer.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on the third book in the Non-Vampire series. I have the sequel for Freedom’s Fate basically completed, so I’m just giving it a little time to sit before I go back over it with fresh eyes before releasing it.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
This is always difficult for me. I am not very good at promotion, sadly. I really liked doing giveaways on Goodreads, but they are changing how they handle that and making it much more difficult for indie authors like myself, so I don’t think I’ll be doing that anymore. Mostly it’s Twitter now, I guess.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just write. Write anything. Write trash. It’s only after writing a lot that you will learn to recognize what is and isn’t trash, and you’ll start to have a better feel for a how a story is structured to make it flow.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Those Who Mind Don’t Matter, and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind
What are you reading now?
I’m just finishing Leai, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray.
What’s next for you as a writer?
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?
I’m not sure. Some kind of survival guides, maybe:)