Father of four who is trying to hammer out prose between nap-time, play-time, and jump-on-daddy time.
I live in a 60's cookie-cutter in Central Ohio, write content for businesses to pay the bills, and obsess over my #steampunk novel that will soon be published.
You can purchase my two short stories or my first novel right here on this page (just scroll down a bit) or read my blog to get a sense of my writing style (link to blog also below).
Describe your desk
My lap serves as my mobile desk, but most times I can be caught hammering out plots and prose at a local cafe or library. In that case, those desks are more like small, circular tables, usually kept from wobbling with a wad of napkin or cup sleeve. And there is often some sticky substance somewhere just to the right or left of where I set my laptop that I always run my hand through when pausing between keystrokes. I try not to think about what kind of danish or bearclaw that might have come from while I'm deep in the throes of a story. Although, I can't be held responsible if my hero or heroine suddenly takes a break from the action to enjoy such a gastronomic delight. What can I say? I write what I know...
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I think it's when, not where, that most influences my craft. I was a child of the eighties who craved Saturday morning cartoons and sugared cereal, digital watches and dreams of space travel. I miss those days and that melancholy is largely what prompts a story or string of sentences. As for the where, it was right in the heart of the Midwest, so, naturally, I can talk about anything with anyone. This proved to be a desirable skill when it comes to crafting novels and short stories across different genres.
Isolated in a remote part of the metro-parks, long since forgotten; an old, earthen amphitheater is the perfect place for James to act out his love for Lisa. What James doesn’t know is the power this place has. Maybe it’s the nature of the space that made the Parks Department hide it from everyone. What will James’ performance cost him? Or maybe a better question: what will it gain him?