When not at work staring at a screen wondering what he is doing with his life and dreaming of being Batman, Dante is usually at home staring at the screen writing and wondering why he isn't Batman.
Born in Los Angeles, CA he spends most of his free time reading, writing, podcasting, or talking his friends ears off. He has proudly used up whatever minutes as well as killed friends cell phone batteries with glee as he does not own one and suffers no such indignities.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Yes. People are actually born here. I'd have to say that growing up here influenced my writing because as diverse as this place is, it's very easy to live in a pocket. Like, you can stay in one place and not come across anyone that isn't just like you but if you travel one mile you can see people that are the opposite of you. Its weird that way. L.A gave me a chance to not only take that individuality that people think they have but mix it with others who feel the same way but are very similar without knowing it.
When did you first start writing?
Late. I have spent most of my life drawing as my main form of anything artistically. It wasn't until some time in my mid-20's that I really began writing down any of my stories that I had about characters of mine that I'd had for years. My best friend, Camille, saw one of my characters and loved him so I wrote parts of his life. After that I started taking it more seriously and over time have written close to 1,000 stories.
Two great books in one:
VETERANS DAY and KILO SIERRA ECHO
Kendra Hecksford was born into a family of Marines. When selected to "the program" she assumed that she would continue her family's tradition. Little did she know that she would be a part of something that would change the name of the arms race forever. Human weapons created to exhibit human potential at its finest.
The Bug Lady is coming to get ya!
In 1985, every street in Los Angeles had a witch house. The house that no one visits. The house where unspeakable horrors are committed.12 year old Latoya and her 7 year old brother Ronald are forced to fight the creature that hides under the bed that they were told never existed. But it does. And its very...very evil.
Have you ever wondered what happens to you after you have died? Do you ever crave the comfort of knowing that the souls of your loved ones is at rest? If you do then perhaps you should never hire Steven Bowes, a clairvoyant who'd rather have a stiff drink then deal with a stiff corpse.
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance? Lose those extra pounds? How about get that promotion you've always wanted? Perhaps you've wanted to know what it feels like to kill a man. Sleep with someone other than your spouse. If you have then you should contact Cyrus Tatum. He is known as many things. An accomplice to murder. Chauvinist. A man who has ruined lives. He prefers The Enabler.