What inspires you to write?
I have always told stories and led my friends on story-based playing when I was little. I like creating worlds that are far different to my everyday life and bringing new friends (characters) to life.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Oooooh, there's so many. I think Andre Norton was the first of my favourites – I was about 10 at the time. I moved on to Anne McCaffrey, but I also read Isaac Asimov and Harry Harrison and Larry Niven. I think there are too many to list!
Tell us about your writing process.
I write from my dreams and I call myself a pantser which means I write down notes about my dreams and get a vague idea of what the story will be about and then start writing. In the second draft, I might do a bit of an outline or plan to make sure what I have written is still on target.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I sure do. I remember when I was writing my first book we were visiting the local public pool and spa and I'd be sitting in the spa and two or three of the characters in the book would be chatting at me, telling me what they wanted.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write. Remember that the first draft is the characters telling you the story and all the other drafts are you refining that story to tell to the world. The world is waiting for the story you're refining.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I always wanted to publish the traditional method and my first publisher as well as my current publisher was a traditional independent publisher. If I get asked by a publisher to make a co-payment, I won't participate in that. That's what's known as a Vanity Press.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don't think the future of book publishing is in danger. I think everybody is going to want books to read – whether they're ebooks, hardcovers or paperbacks. Just make sure you cover all formats.
What genres do you write?: Sci Fi, crime, thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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