I joined the U.S. Army young and began writing as a way to entertain my mind. My stories have romance in some form or another (Even when it is a lunatic Vampire who thinks sleeping in his victim’s blood is enjoyable.). I like my characters to have a thread of reality to them. Maybe their actions are fantastic and can stretch the imagination, their personalities, their reasons for their anger or other emotions all have to feel real to me.
I was born in Washington D.C. but was raised all through the states of Maryland and Virgnia. I have lived in Germany and Egypt. I have traveled through Europe and I look forward to more for both research and pleasure. I currently live in Germany where I am close to my three children who always with out fail are close to my heart.
I have worked as a soldier, a paramedic, and nurse. I have worked in a warehouse as a everything from stock boy, to floor manager, and I try to bring that feel of harsh reality and life lived into everything I write.
What inspires you to write?
The very fact of telling a story. Each story has to be about something that the reader can relate to in thier lives some how. Even if it’s fiction vampires, Shapeshifters, people traveling through space. If the reader can’t see a different way they could handle something then whats the point.
Tell us about your writing process.
My Partner and Myself have been friends for almost 16 years now. Our process is polished over time, but it boils down to she takes a part of the story we are telling and I take a part, and we just go.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
At the risk of sounding insane yes, and the Story that gets told is the character who screams the loudest.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write and keep writing. No matter what, it doesn’t matter if sales are bad, it doesn’t matter if the world is coming to an end around you. Keep writing, because in the end you are not writing for anyone but yourself, and if you can’t entertain yourself you wont be able to entertain anyone else.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We had been writing stories for years, and just never taking the last step. Mainly out of fear it’s a big step to put your babies out in the world for everyone to see, condemn or love. But one day we just decided it was time.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the world moves forward, entertainment types change but the one thing that is always there in one form or another are the books, the stories, and the general need to escape from every day life. “Traditional” Publishers have the high ground, but they are slowly starting to lose it because they just do not have the ability to get all the great writers out there in their fold.
What do you use?
Co-writer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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