My desk is often cluttered with notes and papers that reference many different stories.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Central Wyoming, mostly in Riverton. Riverton sits along the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation, and since more than half of my family live on the Reservation, I grew up listening to many stories about the area. Walking around along the river bottom in the fall, many ideas formed and stuck with me throughout the years.
When did you first start writing?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was curious about my ability to make money from a story, even though it was a very short story. So I tried it out.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life! Every day brings something new to the table. Even though most days just blend together, I wake up hoping something new will happen. Some days they do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I spend time with my wife running around. OK, not physically but metaphorically speaking. That woman keeps me busy. We enjoy Geo-caching, fishing, hiking, and discovering new things. Even though I try to play video games or just lay around and watch football, my wife keeps me moving.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yeah, the first story I ever wrote was a Goonie knock-off. My friends liked it back then and so did I. Today though, I find it pretty lame. LOL.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The first story was intended to be very short for two reasons. 1: I was curious about the ability to attract and aggravate readers with a very short story. 2: I needed to escape the novel realm and wondered how a bad guy got started, and then just ran with it, basically an exercise that worked out for me.
What are you working on next?
A haunted house story. I wanted to create a house that could suck the very soul out of those that walked on it's floors. A house that would even scare me to walk into.
Who are your favorite authors?
Steve Alten, Stephen King, Brian Welch, Corey Taylor, Jay Anson, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Joe Hill, and R.A. Salvatore.
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