Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a suburb of Syracuse, New York in a middle class neighborhood in the sixties, and was influenced by the science fiction culture of the time, with shows like Star Trek, Land Of The Giants, Lost in Space, and time tunnel. I also grew fond of reading J.R.R. Tolkien and Ray Bradbury when I wasn't watching television.
When did you first start writing?
After I read "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of The Rings." It was quite inspired by his writing, and being a 12 year old it was a lot to read, but it motivated me enough to start writing on my own. My seventh grade teacher was also a big influence on me because he encouraged me to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a fictional book about a popular theory these days about the plurarity of universes, and that there are more than one. It's also about how our own past can shape our future, and how we can control that.
What are you working on next?
Depending on the response of the book, either a sequel, or I may head off in another direction. It's too early to tell. I will be writing some kind of fiction, I'm just not sure what it will be yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien, Bradbury, Frank Herbert, Issac Asimov, the greats.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a soloist musician that performs covers and also writes music.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, a story called Strange Voyage To Solve The Strange. I idea was good, but it was a litterary disaster.
What is your writing process?
I write, rewrite, edit, rewrite, edit, rewrite......You get the idea, until it's perfect.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. If they're not interested in what I have written, it's obvious I didn't get my point across.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that there is no guarantee of tomorrow, and we have to cherish each and every day that we're alive.
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