I like to write, and I make ebooks for a living. My blog http://digitalpubbing.com is about self-publishing and making ebooks. Oh, I'm also obsessed with dinosaurs (see http://iknowdino.com). So expect a story involving them at some point.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Southern California, very close to Disneyland. That park has always held a special place in my heart, and I spent a lot of time in high school rediscovering "the magic" as a teenager. The idea that dreams can come true, and that there's a hint of magic in everything has influenced me as both a writer and a person. I like to be playful and intertwine reality with the surreal whenever possible.
But I think my adult life has greatly influenced me as well. I spent a few years on the east coast, where I got used to a faster paced, more aggressive lifestyle. And because of that I think my writing has gotten more concise, and I feel driven to be more prolific.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's cathartic, and it's empowering. It's also something I feel compelled to do, even if it's only jotting down a few notes that I can craft into something bigger a later day. For me, writing is important because it allows me to record what goes on around me, so that I can remember and so that I can create (hopefully) entertaining and informative stories for others to enjoy.
Recently, I drove across the country when I moved from the east coast to the west coast. In Illinois, we stopped to see Lincoln's house and the Old State Capitol where he worked. While on the tour, I wrote down everything I learned, and everything I saw. As we moved from one room to the next, the tour guide stopped and waited for me.
"Are you writing an article or something?" she asked.
The golden age of dinosaur discoveries continues, with 30 named dinosaurs coming out in 2016.
Blending fiction with fact, Top 10 Dinosaurs of 2016 reimagines the way 10 of the newly described Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs lived in their natural habitats.
The golden age of dinosaur discoveries continues, with 35 named dinosaurs coming out in 2015. Blending fiction with fact, Top 10 Dinosaurs of 2015 reimagines the way 10 of the newly described Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs lived in their natural habitats.
In the golden age of dinosaur discoveries, paleontologists are frequently learning about new dinosaurs and new facts about already known species.
At least 14 dinosaurs made the headlines in 2014 alone. Blending fiction with fact, Top 10 Dinosaurs of 2014 reimagines the way 10 of the newly described Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs lived in their natural habitats.
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Amara Randall has a passion for exposing the truth. When she sees the havoc the Maya calendar predictions wreak, she decides to debunk the myths and try to restore the peace.
Now at the end of 2012, Amara’s obsession leads her to uncovering a deadly conspiracy, one with roots dating back more than a thousand years. Amara must stop the conspirators’ terrifying plan before Dec 21.