Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Well, it may not have been the first story, but I read "My Side of the Mountain", about a young boy raised by wolves. It had a profound effect on my imagination. A boy raised by wolves sounds ludicrous, but the book was wonderfully believable.
What do you read for pleasure?
In the recent past I have read biographies and political books, but I bought "Catcher in the Rye" to get an idea about writing fiction. Loved the character. Right now I am in the middle of a Nicholas Sparks hailstorm, "See Me", "The Choice", "The Longest Ride".
What are you working on next?
I am working on a story about a young lady who is completely in love with sex and the bottle. A bittersweet story of love and betrayal that ends at the same time as her suffering.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is based on actual events, but more importantly, it is based on real feelings that I observed growing up in a Catholic upbringing. There is a real and difficult problem for the Church as sexual mores begin to relax and people find out they are not monsters.
What is your writing process?
My "process" involves observing, or more importantly, feeling a human condition and searching for a truth hidden in the drama. There is no science fiction or witchcraft because real human interaction, especially between lovers, is so unpredictable.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently use Kindle on my PC. The only other device I own is my mobile phone.
What do your fans mean to you?
As soon as I get one, I will tell you.
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