Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
When I retired, I realized that I finally had the time and freedom to do something besides make money to live. There is irony in that statement since my writing certainly doesn’t pay a living wage. Anyway, I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy since I was twelve and, and like so many others, I thought “I can do this, too.” I found that I enjoy writing, and I hope you enjoy my work.
Tell us about your books.
My first novel, “A Larger Universe”, is hard science fiction with a young protagonist. My second, “The Lesser Talisman”, is fantasy set on a fictional world with a bronze-age culture and powerful, magical creatures in conflict with the human inhabitants.
How did you go about getting published?
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I wrote my first novel using Microsoft Word. Then I discovered Scrivener, which I recommend. I write without an outline, with only a general idea of where I would like the story to go.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I am retired. I fence epee at a local club a couple of nights a week and take care of two cats.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
So far, I have created my own covers using Corel Painter. Obviously, that’s not for everyone.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
If I knew what worked, I would be happy to share.
What’s your favorite book?
I don’t have a favorite book.
What are you reading now?
“Half a King” by Joe Abercrombie
What’s your next book project?
A sequel to “A Larger Universe”