I like to begin with an outline. I think it is important to get all of the details down first and then write. That way, if something doesn’t work for me, I can just backtrack and see where I went wrong.
Who inspires you?
Right now, I’m inspired by a Japanese author and mangaka named Morimoto Shuu. Works like “Asterisk,” “G-Defend,” and “Moon Trick,” are wonderfully done and I admire how the plots seem to come so naturally. I would encourage anyone to read these three works. A good story is a good story no matter where it comes from.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love fiction. If something seems promising, I'll give it a try!
Describe your desk
I actually own two desks. One desk has a laptop, backup drives, and thumb drives. My other desk is known as my "workstation" with all sorts of sticky notes, tea mugs, dry ink pens, and a spiral notebook. If one desk doesn't "work" for me, the other one will.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have two dogs adopted from local animal shelters. I absolutely love to see them "dance" for joy at breakfast. I think that if people could feel even a fraction of that each day, for whatever reason, the world would be a better place.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like jogging and walking the dogs.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't think that I have fans, really. What I do have is incredible luck in getting positive feedback on what I'm doing right when I spin a modest tale.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, Natsume Soseki (author of "Botchan"), Morimoto Shuu, and Sir Walter Scott.
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