Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
While writing for magazines and websites, I’ve been working on my story, Unknown Stone, for years. No matter what I worked on, I kept coming back to this story. Now, after hard work and long nights, I have finally published it.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Unknown Stone is the name of the book and readers will find out that the stone is the key to the story. The fast paced action adventure set on a slow dull farm was inspired by my childhood growing up in a small forestry town. Going outdoors and using my imagination to create fantastic fantasy worlds.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Staring at my cat Angus. As I write, he is besides the laptop keeping me coming. Sitting like a Buda and purring like a tiger.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Dark fantasy and horror authors like Stephen King, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman, but I also love classic children stories like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Charlie in the Chocolate Factory.
What are you working on now?
The follow up to Unknown Stone. Bet and her pet horse Lightning are set to go on many more adventures.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Using the advertising programs through Amazon or promoting on social media.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read and write as much as you can. Don’t just dream up stories, work hard and make those dreams reality. It doesn’t matter if you use a pen and paper or computer, just write. Set a word count for yourself and work on reaching it every day.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s corny, but never give up. There are always naysayers, negative people who don’t want anyone to succeed. Ignore them. Ignore those voices. Focus on what you want to do. Focus on accomplishing your goals. Believe in yourself and you can do it. No matter what anybody says.
What are you reading now?
Janet Evanovich – One For The Money
What’s next for you as a writer?
Continuing to write about Bet and improving my craft.
What is your favorite book of all time?