I love all the classic's. I am a big Dicken's fan and would rank Pip as one of my favorite characters ever. I miss the language of the 19th century. We have become lazy with our words and it is reflected in modern works.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read non-fiction for pleasure. I enjoy learning new things and will challenge myself with something like Hawking's "String Theory Simplified."
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have tried them all and the Kindle is superior in every way.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Describe your desk
My lap. I will type anywhere anytime. Normally you will find me at a university library; there is something about the smell and silence that helps fuel my creativity.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My short story (very short) is inspired by true events but has a necessary creative spin. My own story fizzled out with less pizazz so it was important for me to come up with something a little less depressing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I need to write. I have always written and will always write. It is a great tool for figuring out how you feel about things and it is free therapy.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not reading or writing I love to paint, play music, and remodel my home. I have an obsession with changing things, carpet, wall color, etc.
How do you approach cover design?
I need to find something that suits the mood of the story.
When did you first start writing?
I began with diaries as a child. Instead of writing what I did with my day I would make up outlandish stories and pretend they were my diary entries.
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