Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an aspiring fantasy writer who currently has two and a half books written and one published. I have been an avid reader and a fan of fantasy and science fiction stories all my life. I read four to six books a week on average. I have often thought of writing my own book and after years of putting it off I finally took the plunge.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book is called The Dungeon Con. It was inspired by litrpg and dungeon indie authors/stories that have been coming out on Amazon the last three or four years. I have read almost all of the dungeonesque books that have been coming out and I really enjoyed almost all of them. But I felt like there was still a lot of interesting concepts and themes that have yet to be explored in these stories so I set out to write at least one of them.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think I really have any unusual writing habits honestly. I often listen to music as I write and snack on peanuts while keeping an ear out for my two children getting into trouble.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have loved books all my life and read so many of them. Roger Zelazny’s Amber series is one of my all time favorites. Ann McCaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern is another long cherished series, Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the Miles Naismith Vorkosigan series is another great favorite. Newer authors I enjoy include, William D. Arand, Blaise Corvin, Luke Chmilenko, Jeffrey “Falcon” Logue, and Dakota Krout. There are many many more but those are the ones that come to mind.
What are you working on now?
I am working on writing the second Dungeon Con book which I intend to be a trilogy and trying to finish editing my second series ” Loki’s Daughter, the Opal Dungeon” which I am hoping to publish here in the next month or so.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Honestly I am still pretty new to this and haven’t been around long enough to be able to give you a good answer to this. Facebook groups dedicated to the LITRPG subgenre have probably helped me out at this point more than anything else I have tried but there is still a lot I haven’t even got around to try to promote my book yet.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
write , write every day and keep on writing. I heard this a lot from others and its true the more you write the better you will get at it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
write , write every day and keep on writing.
What are you reading now?
I just finished reading Dead Man gaming by A J Markam and just before that I read, William D Arand’s Dungeon Deposed. I enjoyed both of them although of the two the Dungeon Deposed would win out if I had to choose.
What’s next for you as a writer?
keep writing, keep learning, keep improving and I definitely must find a good editor I can afford. I wholeheartedly want to put a lot more polish on my books from here on out.
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 could make them compendiums that the Amber series would be my first choice. David Gemmel’s Legend, I love Druss and that’s my favorite book wit him in it even if it does start at the end of his story. Richard Roberts Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain. and Austin Grossman’s Soon I Will Be Invincible.
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