Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a widower, my wife was my biggest fan and most devoted critic. T am currently working on the first book since her death. It is the fifth in the Jonas Watcher series which is available on Amazon and other online retail establishments.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The book I am currently working on is The Case of the Laveau Curse. It is the fifth book in the Jonas Watcher series. Jonas Watcher is a detective in the 1930s. His office and home are in San Francisco. He does travel to other locations depending on where a case takes him.
In the second novel, The Case of the Bourbon Street Hustler, a case took Jonas to New Orleans. I have had a number of requests to have him go back, and this new case takes him there.
Kidnapping, white slavery, pirates, and VooDoo are a heady mix to create a deadly Brew. His trip to New Orleans begins by a girl who says “Ede mwen” to him. Creole – Help me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write in a tent. Actually I live in a tent.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The writers who have influenced me are many and varied. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiel Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov, Rex Stout, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffery, Dorthy Sayers, Bulfinch, Conon Doyle, P.N. Elrod, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, “Nordhoff and Hall”, Edgar Allen Poe, and Mickey Spillane.
What are you working on now?
The Case of the Laveau Curse.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still looking, which is why I am trying Pretty-Hot.com
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Get an idea, mull it over. Write and rewrite in your mind. Do research, and then Write. Rewrite. Rewrite. Find an editor you trust and who likes your work. Then finish your final draft. Publish. Then repeat!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
When I write, I just reread my own books in the series. I reacquaint myself with my characters. It helps me maintain consistency. I will make mistakes, but I hope this allows me to keep inconsistencies to a minimum.
What’s next for you as a writer?
There are at least 10 titles and plots for Jonas Watcher. That should keep me busy for a while.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Not possible to answer. I have a library of different books, each which provides me with enjoyment depending on my mood.