Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve been a professional writer since 2002. My newest is a collection of short horror stories called “The Midnight Train”.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“The Midnight Train” is a collection of 10 of my short horror stories. I’ve been writing horror off and on for many years. It’s my favorite genre, and one I started writing in as a young writer, at about age 12 or 13.
What inspired it is the exploration of fear, death, and the unknown. We all deal with fear and death in different ways, and I think horror helps us get a handle on those feelings.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
None really, except that I like to write in long stretches.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As far as horror goes, I’d have to say Edgar Allan Poe, Rod Serling, Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Mary Shelley, and a few others.
What are you working on now?
Nothing at this time.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I like to promote from my Amazon author page. At times I’ll give away free downloads.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write the subjects you’re passionate about. Try different styles. Learn from your mistakes.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
Nothing really. Retirement.
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?
The King James Bible.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Lord of the Flies.
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