Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written three science fiction books and a short story that are currently published with Gypsy Shadow Publishing. I am working on two graphic novels right now and a whole bunch of starters. Though I have been reading and writing science fiction from an early age I studied painting, sculpture and photography and am an award winning artist. My favorite authors were Isaac Asimov, John Varley, Clifford D Simak and quite a few others.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I haven’t written much since the publication of my third novel the Liminal Key. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at almost exactly the same time my books were launched. Jack Cluewitt and the Liminal Key. Myth of the Malthians was already published iirc. I’ve had some rough times and some smooth times in the 6 years since. But I’ve decided to write full-time now. I will post about the new work asap. I am in remission from the HL cancer and am in good health though haven’t gotten the vaccine yet.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to work into the wee hours of the morning. I used to get home from my full-time job at about 2 am and would work another 3 to five hours writing to get Jack Cluewitt finished. It took 15 years. The science fiction Liminal Key was my first obsession with romance, and it only took me 3 months to complete.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
John Varley’s Titan and Ophiuchi Hotline and Clifford D Simak’s City. Samuel R Delany’s Dhalgren. Isaac Asimov’s Caves of Steel and the robot series was the biggest influence for Jack Cluewitt.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on two science fiction graphic novels.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m hoping it’s here. I’ve had more luck promoting my work in person than online. My personal facebook page and mareimbriumdowns is where I post most of my current works.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t neglect the market. You need to learn the business side of writing no matter how much you don’t want to. It really is the other half of this creative endeavor.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t overuse adverbs but don’t cut them if you absolutely need them and watch the articles. Read articles about how to use articles and not use them in fiction. And try to cut out said at the end of dialog when you can.
What are you reading now?
Robert Sawyer’s Oppenheimer’s Alternative and about five other books!
What’s next for you as a writer?
I may finish some of the starters. I’m going to open them up and see. Currently I would like to do more graphic novels.
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?
Huge books about prehistoric life.