Acclaimed by readers for his poetic prose, his indie releases include: Dear Love: Diary of a Man’s Desire, a collection of love letters and poems; and The Romantic, a novel.
After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he embarked on the long and arduous journey of a writer. Having made a name for himself during his tenure, serving his country, he vowed to himself and his fellow soldiers that he would answer his true calling.
What inspires you to write?
I seldom write out of inspiration. Most of the time, a sentence begins to formulate in my mind, and once that sentence completes, it’s like a spark on a pitch, and I’m on fire!
Tell us about your writing process.
My process varies based on genre. When I write romance, I’m drawing from raw emotion. I predicate my characters, and or circumstances on situations I have observed. When I write fantasy, I create outlines to help me keep track of the complexities of the story. When I write mystery, I follow the flow of my character’s actions. They generally tend to lead the way in those stories.
I have a whiteboard, but I also write everything down in notepads.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters and I tend to brainstorm what we’re going to do next!
Given that they are the voices in my head, I figure that as long as I let them be heard, then they won’t be so inclined to drive me crazy.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write everyday, and read everything!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I decided to self-publish The Romantic, I did so after 10 months of rejections from literary agents, and publishers.
During that time, I had showcased The Romantic on Authonomy from HarperCollins, where the novel was well-received by other writers/readers. Given that writing is such a subjective business, I felt confident that the dozens of positive reviews outweighed the handful of rejections.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the future of publishing shows great promise. In our ever-globalizing world, we will see literacy improve, and with that we will have a whole new generation of readers that will be enchanted by the beauty of the written word.
What genres do you write?
Romance, Fantasy, Mystery
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print