Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
Early in my life, I realized that my imagination could take me away from reality. Eventually, I began putting thoughts into words that became stories.
Tell us about your books.
Life Sliding is told from the perspective of Gavin, who is the most popular kid in school. He has a problem though, he realized that his outward identity doesn’t reflect how he feels on the inside. Once forced to attend a summer camp for children with special needs, he discovers a path that frees him from a self inflicted prison.
How did you go about getting published?
As most writers will do, I reached out to anyone and everyone until I teamed up with a publisher who believed in the story and how relevant the themes are in relation to the adolescents of today. Perhaps, these issues have always existed, but today there is more exposure and what seems a willingness for teenagers to discuss them openly.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I’m definitely not a write who can schedule writing time. I must be inspired. Whatever is to happen next in the story has to come to me. Sometimes, that happens in the middle of the grocery store. You’ll hear this from many writers and it is so very true, that it is as though someone is downloading the story into a file called imagination.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
Basically, I’m an internet addict. There, I said it out loud. Truly, I spend my time reading, researching, and writing. I love old books, antiques, and old towns.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
I’m not expert, but I’d suggest looking at the best sellers – what are they doing to get attention?
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
Market yourself… the book will follow.
What’s your favorite book?
A Room With a View.
What are you reading now?
The Book Thief
What’s your next book project?
It is titled Always Here, it is in the editing stage. Imagine the movie Ghost, but with teenagers, less the scrupulous people and a red car that may or may not be related to Stephen King’s Christine.