I have been writing since I was a teenager. I have had poetry and other writings published locally. I have also written articles for a local paper and won an award for creative writing.
I have published a book of short stories concerning growing up in Baltimore City in the 1960s, titled The Boys of Northwood.
My second novel, Sarah of the Moon, is a fictional love story, with a touch of mystery, that takes place in San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love.
I recently completed and published Letters From Long Binh: Memoirs of a Military Policeman in Vietnam. That book is based on the letters I wrote home to my wife during a 1967 tour of duty in Vietnam. The book has been nominated for an award for best memoir from the Military Writers Association of America.
My short story, Eternal, is in the book anthology, The Storm Is Coming, published by Sleeping Cat Books.
My novel, Swan Loch, is available on Amazon.com as a book and on the Kindle as is my latest novella, Morning Star, and my short story, Red Moon.
I have recently published the action/adventure novel, Sorcerer, and the mystery/suspense novel, Summer’s Passing, and I hope to have my ninth novel, A Girl Of The Paper Sky, published soon.
What inspires you to write?
I retrieve my stories from day to day events in my life. It may be as simple as an incident, a thought, or a memory. I’ll build my stories around these threads.
Tell us about your writing process.
I try to write between 1,000 and 2,000 words a day. I do not use an story outline or have a set time for my writing. I usually make up the story as I go. In this manner, each book I write takes me on an adventure.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I let my characters guide me through the story. My characters know what’s best for them. I just follow their lead.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep plugging away. There will be bad times along with the good. The important thing is to keep writing as best you can, have an eye-catching cover, and assure your book is properly edited.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I investigated all the possibilities and came to the conclusion that self-publishing afforded me the best opportunity to present my books to readers.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe self-publishing will be the wave of the future as more writers realize its potential.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print