I'm from Pasadena, Maryland (Lake Shore). Don't ask me why, but for some reason many people call it 'The Dena'. Personally, that drives me a little nuts. I’ve lived in the area all my life, and absolutely love my little peninsula; I grew up fishing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. I guess that's why I like to write stories about the area. I primarily write young adult fiction that revolves around sci-fi, urban-fantasy and the supernatural.
What are your three favorite books, and why?
I liked Mark Twain's 'Roughing It'. The reason is simple... He is witty and I really enjoyed the adventure of the story. My second choice may surprise some people, but I actually liked the Twilight books. I saw the movies first, and then went back and read all the books. Don't get me wrong, there wasn't anything exceptional about Myers' writing, but she managed to make her plots compelling and I liked the stories. The third book on my list is Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken. He proposes some interesting idea's and as a fiction writer, how could you not be intrigued by his ability to open his mind and think outside the box. In my opinion, Chariots of the Gods is a must read for every fiction for that reason. Always think outside the box.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like fantasy world books. I like seeing how authors imagine and create entire worlds from nothing more than their imagination. For me, that's what's interesting and cool. Lets face it... There are only so many stories, boy meets girl, girl meets world...blah, blah, blah. But when an author creates a world that reaches out grabs you with characters that make you understand their life, their story - that is something special - something to be respected.