Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a midwestern comedian who writes while trapped in hotel rooms. I’ve written 3 full-length pieces of nonfiction, more 99-cent mini eBooks than you can shake a stick at, and 1 work of fiction.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The current book is called We Are 100, and it was probably inspired by the anger issues I have. Heh.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I know of… I have problems writing at home, if only because having two young kiddos makes things chaotic. So, if you call only being able to write in a hotel room unusual, there you go.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I really enjoy Michael Lewis. Other than that, On Writing Well and The Elements of Style are fantastic.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m trying to edit my 7th comedy album… so, not writing anything at the moment.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Best method seems to be word of mouth. We Are 100 seems to be generating great fanfare among the few people who have discovered it so far. Now, how to reach that critical mass known as success…
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Nope. I don’t know what I’m doing, so I shouldn’t try and tell others what to do.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give anyone advice, because you’re just telling them how to be like you.
What are you reading now?
Empire of the Summer Moon.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m bouncing around another nonfiction in my noggin at the moment.
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 Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band is hands down the best book ever written. I read it every couple years and never cease to laugh, roll my eyes, and shake my head in wonderment, confusion, and shock.