I just love to write and create new worlds and characters. There is no better to hone my craft than to practice it, and laying my work before as many eyes as possible can only help me improve my storytelling.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing's greatest joy is the opportunity it provides to create new worlds and stories, and to share those with others.
What are you working on next?
Right now, I'm working on a series of winter-themed short stories. I guess January in Indiana has me in a gloomy mood.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, Rob Neyer, Poe, Stein, Steinbeck, Richard Adams.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working as an IT professional.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Web searches, spiraling from idea to idea, and recommendations from friends and colleagues.
What do you read for pleasure?
Sports magazines and historical mysteries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle on an iPad..
Describe your desk
It's a card table with a large piece of plywood on top, adorned with a laptop and external monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. For those rare occasions when I need more light than the glow of my computer screen can provide, I have the classic green desk lamp.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural central Indiana, and my boyhood there has most definitely influenced my writing. You probably won't find too many large urban settings in my stories, but you will get a healthy dose of sunny country days, creepy forests and cemeteries, and strong, independent characters.
When did you first start writing?
It's hard to remember at this point, but I would guess sometime in first or second grade.
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