Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I’ve been writing fiction for decades. I wrote my first book in a tiny cosmopolitan notebook. I am currently a freelance writer and a novelist. I have four books completed to date that will be released this year in the thriller/suspense category.
Tell us about your books.
My books all reside in the thriller/suspense category. Thunderstorms and .45s – 2018 Avia version is book 1 in the Avia series. In May, I will be releasing Avia II, and Avia III wil be released in December. I also have a Thriller-paranormal I’ll be releasing in August. It’s been a very busy previous 12 months, and the next look to be pretty busy as well.
How did you go about getting published?
It was a long road. I started this process back in December of 2016. At that point, I wanted a traditional publishing contract so that I could have an experienced team working with me. Like most authors, all I did was beat my head against the same brick wall, but I kept at it. I wrote, finished, submitted, wrote, submitted. I mean, that’s how I ended up writing three books last year. I wanted to make sure I had thoroughly exhausted that route before I switched directions. I thoroughly exhausted that route about two months ago. At that point, I decided independent publishing was the way to go. After all, beating your head against the same brick wall and expecting different results is the definition of insanity, isn’t it? SO, like a good business woman, I switched gears.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I do not have a writing process per say. Being a freelance writer gives me a very unique perspective on the writing process. This means I write all day. I slam it out and fix everything in editing because all you really need is – not a blank page – then you can do something awesome.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
Al I do is write. My job is writing, and my hobby is writing and my recreational time is spent writing.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Get really good with GIMP or Photoshop. A professional graphic artists is likely to be too expensive, and a stock cover won’t help you stand out.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
Get real good with social media and SEO and take advantage of everything you can take advantage of that is within your budget, even if your budget is 0. The more time you spend on marketing, the better you are going to do.
What’s your favorite book?
The Dark Sacrament
What are you reading now?
What’s your next book project?
My upcoming book project is Avia II – betrayal and Bullets. It’s due out in May, so I am working on the final editing and formatting and the new cover.