Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m just a boy standing in front of a bookstore hoping they’ll carry my books.
The number currently sits at two published with two others in the works.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The title of my latest book is You & I Erotic Tales: Trilogy. After my debut success with Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers!, many people asked if I would write fiction next so I chose something fun to see if I could do it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Hunting and pecking.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I would imagine every book I’ve read has impacted me in some way, but I actively seek to have my own voice by not reading too much of any one author.
What are you working on now?
The next one is back to nonfiction with The $1.99 Author which humorously dives into the murky waters of the book publishing racket. It will be ideal for anyone considering publishing a book as well as indie authors, and small press publishers.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
It’s funny you should ask as I’m here on PRETTY-HOT.COM because I’m researching this topic for my own purposes as well as my next blog on: https://youandi.art.blog/blog-feed/
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Run away. It’s not too late for you. 😀
Read my next book, The $1.99 Author, out in the fall of 2020 unless the pandemic changes that.
If they wish to be traditionally published or are pitching agents, perfection is the minimum standard when querying.
If they wish to self-publish, understand that this industry is hellbent on emptying your pockets.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
Oddly, I’m not religious.
What are you reading now?
Dan Brown’s Origin.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Getting the next book out so I can get busy on a fictional work which nags at me daily.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Can anyone actually answer this? I can’t. Given time I might be able to compile a list of top picks in different genres but to pick just one is like asking a mother which of her children is her favourite. It just wrong. 🙂
Author Websites and Profiles
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