We are working on a series of short novellas based on GunKnight, book one. They will focus on the other important characters in the book. The first story will be Terra's Path. This installment will include more insight into her life and scenes from the original novel from her point of view. We are also working on the second book in the GunKnight series, GunLord. More details about that novel are forthcoming.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Changing diapers. Playing video games. Watching movies with deep thoughts and cool explosions. Going to parks and beaches. Sometimes these things get mixed up or happen simultaneously.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Entertainment Weekly ads and Amazon suggestions. They lead us to other books that are similar in the genre.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
There was a high school writing project for a short story. I wrote a sequel to Highlander, because Highlander 2 broke my fragile little heart. I got an A on that paper, by the way...
What is your writing process?
I call it the Dwayne McDuffie style. Whatever crazy idea you come up with, put it in the book. Don't hold back, because you might only get one shot at a book. In the end, you know you did your best. And that's all you can expect from yourself.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Toynbee Convector by Issac Asimov. I learned that a lie can be a virtue.
How do you approach cover design?
I listened to my wife. We used a free 3D modeling software. My story started with another cover I created, before I wrote the book. But the story evolved, so the cover had to as well.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon Kindle Fire. It's easy to read and hold in my hands.
Describe your desk
Organized chaos. It makes sense, but only to me.
When did you first start writing?
Before the birth of our son. It was a fun and creative joint activity that we did for three years using Google Docs.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It started with Wolverine #103 (1996), where Logan had to relearn to get his samurai mojo back. It had some Sun Tzu refrences about the Superior warrior. Concerning Forrest, Wind, & Mountain. In 2006, I bought Poser Software at San Diego ComicCon. I made a shadowy cowboy with a lot of machine guns strapped to his back. I called it Gunmaster Black. His story was in my head but wrote nothing down initially, until I found out I was going to be a father.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I really liked the flexiblity of the platform. The author, Hugh Howie was my inspiration to try self-publishing. The 80 rejections from literacy agents and publishers I received also had a hand in the decision.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Working together with my wife is so much fun. She inspired me to put the stories in my head into coherent paragraphs on paper. These interesting stories soon spawned a novel. How about that?
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