Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a new author. Just having self-published my first book, I am already hard at work on the second in the series as well as a new project. I truly love the genre of Fantasy but feel that it has come to see itself too seriously. My goal is to write stories that will be fun for people to read.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book, ”Two Worlds, One Love: Greylin Wolfe – Book One”, came out at the end of December, 2016. I wanted to write a Fantasy book that was set in present day with fun pop culture references that still possessed the charm of a typical fantasy book. So, I asked myself, “What if magic is real but we (humans) abused it in the past and so we were sent to Earth, a place with no magic?” After a while, people would forget that magic had once existed and it would turn into mere fairy tale. In the mean time, somewhere out there, it was 2016 in another world where magic was still alive and well. A planet that we had been banished from long ago.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I always have a notebook near me. Sometimes I get inspiration and if I don’t write it down immediately, it leaves me. Also, I really love candles so I always light a candle while I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My childhood was spent standing in line for every Harry Potter book and movie premiere in full wizarding garb so I would definitely say that J.K. Rowling is huge influence on me. My other favorite series are: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the sequel to Two Worlds, One Love – the second in the Greylin Wolfe series as well as a separate fiction book that I am not quite ready to share with the world just yet.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still experimenting with this so I am unsure, as of now.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Stick with it! There are a million writers out there but it is only those of us who persevere that end up making it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just finish the book! – I am a bit ADD so encouragement not to become side tracked or put off by rejection or shiny objects was my most valuable advice.
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a million great ideas for more books floating around in my head. I would love to bring as many of them to life as possible.
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?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ready Player One, Hounded, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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