Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Lee and Gary Jordan are the co-writing team PHOENIX. We have published four books. Their tales defy strict category and may contain a mix of genre, such as fantasy, romance, science fiction, action and adventure, mystery and even some occult. However, they can tell you this: none of them are a usual story and will take you to a place you have never been before.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Take Me With You, My Love, A Time Travel Fantasy. Actually, I (Lee Jordan) dreamed the whole story line, including the ending. I told Gary about it and he said it sounded great.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I forget to stop and eat, and Gary forgets to go to bed.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
All time favorite is Lord of the Rings, Otherwise, it is hard to say what genres we like because we have such a wide range of genres.
What are you working on now?
A novel called Shakti and the Prince, Enslavement of A Planet.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Twitter seems to work the best. And posting on our website. We post a wide range of subjects, but mostly short stories and flash fiction.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
There is no such thing as writer’s block. Just put your fingers on the keys and start typing. Amazing things happen after a while.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
A book on writing that gave the “rules” of writing” and then suggests throwing them all out the window. Write in the way you like to read. If you don’t mind books that jump from viewpoint to viewpoint without a break in the text (head-hopping) then go ahead and write that way.
What are you reading now?
LEE, Omega Force, Series 10. Science Fiction. GARY: Another science fiction series (he loves it so much, he is reading the whole thing a 2nd time). But then we have a back log on our Kindle of great books of all genres we have downloaded.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Being a novelist is an on-going adventure of writing and marketing. The writing is GREAT. The marketing is not something we like. But necessary.
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?
That is hard. I would say one of each from Michael Hicks (Sci Fi), Michael Connelly (crime/dectective), John Grisham, (legal thriller) and Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (romance) See what I mean. I guess the genre thing is why we don’t stick to one with our own writing. Love it all.