Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
The Holy City Murders is my first published book but it is the first in a planned series featuring the main character, Duke Dempsey. Book 2 of the series is well underway.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Holy City Murders: A Duke Dempsey Mystery was inspired by my my interests. I feel as a writer you need to write about things you enjoy. I personally love reading historical/mysteries and found it fun to finally write about it. Authors like Dan Brown, Iain King, and R. D. Shah are a few that inspired my writing.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not sure if bourbon is considered unusual but I enjoy it while I’m writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Authors like Dan Brown, Iain King, and R. D. Shah are a few that inspired my writing. Also love Agatha Christie novels as well. I’m always looking for new mystery authors to read.
What are you working on now?
The second book of the Duke Dempsey series. I’m very excited about it and think it could rival the first one. Stay tuned.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
As a self published author, book promotion has been the hardest part of the process. I’ve been mostly using Twitter to push my book and Amazon advertising. I’m hoping your website could help getting it out.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Well considering I am a new author as well, I’m not sure if I have any wise wisdom to pass along. I guess the biggest thing is just write about what you love and what you know. As long as you are doing that, then there will be fewer cases of writers block.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
As I’ve said in previous questions, write about what you love and what you know.
What are you reading now?
Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile
What’s next for you as a writer?
Just keep writing and knock out the Duke Dempsey series. I haven’t look passed that yet.
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?
1) The Holy Bible
2) The Da Vinci Code
3) And Then There Were None