Originally from Cleveland, OH, he currently lives in beautiful Southern Illinois as a sales rep for a successful screen-printing company. Growing up in Cleveland, he has strong ties to the city and despite all to the contrary, still follows the Cleveland Browns and can’t believe the Cavaliers won. A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Master’s Degree in Early Medieval History, he leans on his studies to bring life to his work.
What inspires you to write?
I’m inspired to write by random words or thoughts. Various situations bring a story to mind and I can’t relax until it’s out.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write daily, usually in the morning. I used to be a pantser but have grown to appreciate a little structure before I write, especially longer pieces. I have started creating character sketches and maps to make the world real to me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters all the time. I can hear their distinct voice and feel their thoughts.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never stop learning. Always look for ways to improve your craft.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to “test” the self-published route. I mean, everyone else was doing it right? I gathered many short stories I had, revised them, edited them, and created my first book (Almost) Average Anthology. Not long after I made a paperback version which was the best thing I did. I was able to do book signings, attend cons, and meet new readers I would never have met otherwise.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The quality of self-published books has increased while the larger publishing houses continue to offer excellent work. With the ease of self-publishing, I see the future turning towards the author who will have ultimate control over their work.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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