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When did you first start writing?
When I was in junior high, but it was only poetry.
What's the story behind your latest book?
By latest, I would say, the one I have worked on the most recently... Blade of Anslor. I have many books that I've started but are not completed.
An idea popped into my head one day, I guess influenced by The Lord of the Rings and Conan the Barbarian. The idea kind of spiraled into what it has become, incomplete as it is. It is original but definitely inspired by those other works.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The desire to see if I could do it and to see if anyone would actually read anything I had to say.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When people give their honest opinions of my work. There is no greater high for me. More often than not, I receive praise rather than criticism. It's a better feelings than being handed money.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to me. If I can make one person happy with my work, make one person's day a little better, make that one person truly get enveloped in my writing, it's a drug, the greatest drug every made. Few other things in this world can make you fly so high.
What are you working on next?
If I ever actually finish "The Blade of Anslor," I think I might try to finish "Cadaverous," the story of a small Southern town ravaged by sickness supposedly brought on by a night prowler.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I don't remember the name of it, but it was about a man that gets reincarnated lifetime after lifetime, each time dying tragically, losing the only woman he ever loved, another reincarnated person. He falls for her in every lifetime but never gets to be with her. It was unfinished and left on my old computer. My ex fiance read it and laughed at it. Because of that, I gave up on writing for a long time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
listening to a lot of music, watching movies, hanging out with friends, driving in the country, working out
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