Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have one published book, Dead Man’s Hand, that is available as a Kindle eBook and paperback available through Amazon. Also, I have been writing and publishing flash fiction on my blog since September of 2017.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Dead Man’s Hand was inspired by a spark of wanting to take anything and make it something else with the power of the mind.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My process starts with my notebooks, where my ideas start. Then as an idea begins to coalesce an outline becomes part of that notebook. Then I move that outline to a word document and begin to craft my rough draft, which usually looks like a bunch of dialogue and some extra words that help paint the scene that’s going on. Then during the first and second draft, I flesh out the rest of the book and submit it to a few people to get their honest opinions. Once they tell me what I have done wrong with the draft I fix the problems and get the manuscript edited and then it’s published on Amazon.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, L. E. Modesitt Jr., Rick Riordan, and Terry Goodkind
What are you working on now?
I have two books Drawing Thin, a sequel to Dead Man’s Hand, and Knavish, a psychological thriller in the vein of the 1962 Cape Fear, that are in their final stages and should be published this year. I’m also going to release a collection of short stories on my website titled Harrison & Sylvia.
I’m also early on in the process for two more books and two more collections of short stories.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still trying to figure that out.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write for the sheer love of writing and never stop.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Truth be told my advice stems from what I’ve been told by numerous people and that’s simply just to keep writing.
What are you reading now?
Currently, I’m reading Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, Theros: Godsend Part 1 by Jenna Helland and The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing, writing and even more writing, but thankfully I love it.
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?
I think this would depend on the day, but I think any list would include a book by Brandon Sanderson.