Hello, and thank you for checking out my work! Rain of Ash is the first entry into a transmedia project all about vampires, vampire hunters and the magic of the city.
I currently live with my beloved partner in Los Angeles, where I enjoy craft beer, crafting with friends and being a giant nerd.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always wanted to work as a creative, writing books and designing games. Of course, there are some pretty stiff barriers to entry for those professions. And at a certain point, I looked around and realized that a lot of new technology made those barriers obsolete. The advent of e-readers and marketplaces like Smashwords meant I didn't have to rely on finding an agent who would then have to find a publisher to sell my book.
I could just start creating.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy tends not to come when I'm at my computer. Instead, it occurs when I'm running.
Some of my best ideas come when I'm running, to the point where if I'm suffering from writer's block or tangling with a particularly nasty problem, I'll strap on my running shoes and go for a mile or so. And almost always, the solution to my problem will come to me. As clear as day, I'll know exactly what to do. And that happiness, of solving a finnicky problem, is my favorite part about writing.
When Gwen's sister Lydia mysteriously vanishes, Gwen spends three years wondering where she went. When Lydia does finally return, she brings with her a world Gwen can barely believe. Does Gwen have what it takes to be a vampire hunter? And will she uncover the right person's secrets before it's too late and Gwen loses the people she's closest to?