J.R Tolkien, Jean M. Auel (Earth's Children), Stephen R. Donaldson (Thomas Covenant Chronicles), Isaac Asimov (Foundation Series), Frank Herbert (Dune Series) ...
Stephen Covey, Richard Branson, Robert E. Kiyosaki, George S. Clason, Dale Carnegie ...
Louise L. Hay, Linda Goodman, Debbie Ford (Dark Side of the Light Chasers), James Redfield (Celestine Phrophecy), Stuart Wilde ...
Stan Lee, DC Comics, Jim Davis (Garfield), Steve Sailer (Archie & Jughead), Phantom Comics :)
Bob Marley, Mowtown, Commodores, Beatles, Eric Clapton ...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My First Major Novel I Remember was J.R Tolkien's - Lord of the Rings Trilogy when I was 12.
The First 100 Pages were Tuff Going - and - Then when the Hobbits were Fleeing The Shire - I was Hooked !!!
It was a Magical Wonderland for Me - I was in Love with the Elves, Dwarves, Ents, Eagles and Lords.
I even Cried when Gandalf Fell in the Mines of Moria - I Thought we had Lost Him.
This Trilogy Sparked My Interest in other Major Trilogies thru the Years - A True Masterpiece of Folklore and Imagination :)
What are your five favorite books, and why?
LOTR - it was My First ever Major Undertaking.
7 Habits of Highly Successful People - in My Mind - My First ever Spiritual Business Book
If the Buddha Dated - Commonsense Spiritual Guide to Relationships :)
Clan of The Cave Bear - A Book with a Strong Female Lead and alot of Realistic - Based Research
Silence Speaks - Eckhart Tolle's Words - Flow like a Refreshing Mountain Stream thru a Resonant Mind :)
How did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I Grew up as an Introvert - who Preferred the Company of Adults than my Own Age Group Peers.
Education was, and Still is My Saviour.
I Found my Voice in Writing :)
When did you first start writing?
Around the Age of 10 - I Started Penning my own Limericks and Rhymes :)
What is your writing process?
The Styles I Prefer are: • FreeStyle Minimalist-Pluralist Cadences with Depth of Meaning • Spiritual, Upbeat, Organic Work that Changes as I Grow • Changing Colours, Fonts and Capitalizing to Create Ebb & Flow • Non-Rhyming, Staccato Rhythms & Messy Grammar
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating Innovative & Unique Storylines, in as Few Words as Possible from Everyday Resonances.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have a Strong Entrepreneurial Streak and have Always wanted the Independence of Creating My own Work. Smashwords Offers Fantastic Opportunities to Flex my Imagination :)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Everyday is a Chance to Practise and Do Better than Before :)
What do your fans mean to you?
Positive Feedback from My Fans is Inspiring :)
They Validate & Foster My Self Belief - Encouraging Me to Continuously Evolve ...
Their Support and Positivity - Help Me Organically Grow & Refine a Mosaic of Differing Prose Styles :)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sports Coaching and Playing, Entrepreneurial Engeavours, Music, Spirituality, Law of Attraction Principles
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of Mouth, Friends and Family Recommendations, Online Searches ...
Describe your desk
My Office is Compact with Adequate Shelving and a-Slight Deshevelled Look :)
How do you approach cover design?
Bright Colours - Designed Soft Suave - ReAligned
Bespeckled - Divine Ideas - Ever Shine
What do you read for pleasure?
Any Comics by Marvel or DC :)
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