Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, The very first story I read on my own was Dr. Suess Fox in Socks. I believe it did open up my imagination a little, allowed me to fall in love with books.
How do you approach cover design?
I have been fortunate enough to make friends with several artists. When considering a cover I give an outline of possible items I would like to see on the cover. This with a little artistic freedom from the artists, we usually find just the perfect fit for every story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Alice in wonderland, The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, Trumpet of the swan, James and the Giant Peach, Junie B Jones series. I would say these books appeal to me because of character development. Besides the fantastic worlds, the characters in each of these books seem to take on a life of their own, almost as if you have known them your whole life.
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually read horror for pleasure. I am a Stephen King fan however I do still find myself drawn back to the Goosebumps series. Aw yes, a stroll down memory lane.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Kindle. Amazon is such a large marketplace full of both traditional and Indie books. You can find great reads for cheap or even free
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social Media sites where I can connect with friends and fans. These sites have allowed me to not only promote my own work but find some great books by new authors I would have not known about otherwise.
Describe your desk
Messy. I feel like this is a trick question because I am a little um...eccentric. My desk is actually on the carpet where I lay down and type for hours, near me is a slew of junk food and a coffee cups.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Southwest Missouri. I lived quite close to Mark Twain national forest. As far as influence, honestly the books I read had more influence than the geographical location of my physical being.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is still in works. I came up with the idea to combine my love for a good conspiracy theory with my obsession of children's stories.
What are you working on next?
What I am working on next is "The Invisibles" here is a brief synopsis
Have you Ever felt like the cafeteria at school serves the worst food on purpose, like they are out to punish you? Does recess feel like it gets a little shorter everyday? How about the teachers, do you feel like you deserve better grades and they are just picking on you? What if you’re right? The Parent Teacher Association masks a dark secret, A hidden agenda with a list of children they wish to see fail. Now Bobby finds himself blacklisted and has to find evidence before it’s too late, before he too gets held back a grade and has to suffer through another year of torture from the P.T.A.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendation mostly, I do spend a lot of time on the site Goodread's. When I see a book that looks interesting the first thing I do is search for it in the kindle store.
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