Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written five books, with three currently in publication. I’m hoping to have the fourth book published before the end of 2017.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book is called Deceptions and Lies, and it is the fourth in a series about a half-alien who was raised on Earth. The entire series is character driven, which is likely unusual for a Science Fiction series, but I prefer the mystique of character driven fiction.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Only that I have difficulty finding time and place to write. Inevitably, I have to stuff plugs in my ears while my significant other watches TV so I can get a little writing time in.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My two most favorite authors are Scottish, and unfortunately, both have passed on. Dorothy Dunnett wrote incredibly dense and layered historical fiction, and I learn something new every time I re-read her novels. There are numerous Facebook pages dedicated to her fiction. Iain (M.) Banks wrote both Science Fiction and regular fiction (although his fiction books are a hardly what one might consider as regular). His characters are quirky without being off-putting, and the plots are remarkably different than most writers.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the fifth novel in the Commonwealth Counter Terrorist Task Force series, but I don’t have a title yet: not even a decent working title, calling it unimaginatively Book Five. As I am working full time at the DDJ (dreaded day job), and trying to get Deceptions and Lies published, it is slow going.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still trying to find one. I’m not good at self-promotion. Being heavily introverted, I’m don’t like to talk about myself. Easier to write it, however.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t be afraid to write what you want.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write; write; write, then write some more.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading a mystery book by an Indie author, and I’m listen to another mystery on Audible. I can do that at work–hence the DDJ.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m hoping to have the last 3 books of my series written in the next 2 years (five and six, then a pre-quel). Then I may try my hand at a different genre. I have more ideas than I have years left to write them.
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?
This would be tough as my fav author has written 24 books, which I re-read all the time. I’d just have to bring my Kindle with everything loaded onto it.
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