Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written two books of poetry with a third in the works. I am also trying my hand at screen writing, anting to tell the story of an ancestor that was a passivist but then fought in the revolutionary war.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I have always written, poetry off and on, but never felt I should release any of it. I have been working on my environmental start-up which was going along slowly. With that uphill battle I found myself needing an artistic outlet as something different from my day to day…the book came together as a result. In fact I put together two books in the time frame.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not terribly…maybe I can be a bit rude when I am clamoring to write down a thought before I forget it. I feel like that could be a common thing though.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Corso, Nietzsche, Bukowski, Wallace, Rossetti, Aurelius, and many more…but those are the wise old men and woman I go back to time and time again…
What are you working on now?
A third collection of poems and a few screenplays mulling around. I have other screenplays in mind beyond the one mentioned in the previous question. I find the film script timing can be a form of poetry when read actually.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m only getting started, so I feel I have no real answer for this. I am enjoying the Awesome Gang experience so far though.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I feel as though I am not qualified to answer this…but here is a life though that may be applicable to some. Write and share…give your voice room to breathe. Don’t be afraid to touch on subjects that are tough… Prejudice, persecution, and privilege are always in a constant state of context.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be kind be safe be human…lend a hand and smile.
What are you reading now?
The Universal Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox
What’s next for you as a writer?
Always observe…and speak truth to power. I am not one to suffer fools, but I will engage in almost any conversation that holds merit or my curiosity. Even if I don’t always understand the merit my curiosity may hold fast.
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?
on the spot I would say…
1. Camping & Woodcraft by Horace Kephart
2. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
3. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky (because I have never read it)