The writing bug bit me when I was around 12. We had to write a short story for English class. I came up with the idea of astronauts going to Mars and being attacked by a monster. I loved every minute of it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well, I've been working on an epic fantasy novel for some time now. I really loved the back story of several of the characters and I thought they deserved to have their story told.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, firstly it's the stories bouncing around in my head. Secondly, I would say it's my girlfriend. It's through her encouragement that I've actually gone through with publishing my stories.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Putting the words on the screen and having them trigger an emotional response in both my readers and myself.
What are you working on next?
Another novella in the same vein as the first in that it's kind of an origin story. it's about an orphaned young boy who grows up in a world he hates but knows it can be better, so he doesn't whatever it takes to change the world around him.
Who are your favorite authors?
Glen Cook, Robert Jordan, George RR Martin, Raymond E Feist, Robert E. Howard and many more.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well, primarily working. At home it's talking with my girlfriend, playing with our new puppy, watching TV, playing Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
What is your writing process?
I start out with a general story that I put down into notes then flush it out with an outline. Then you start at the beginning and if it follows the outline, great. If it doesn't, great!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first story but I do remember my first book. It was Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard. It pulled me in and I never looked back.
How do you approach cover design?
Well I like to depict either a scene from the story or a portrait of one of the primary characters emotional state.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world. It's as simple as that.
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