Fantasy and Thriller are my main categories, but I often mix in humor, romance, coming of age, and others too.
home on the web
Whispers of Insanity was published in 2002 with Gone Before Dawn in 2003. The Manipulated Evil Trilogy was finished in 2005, with Rise of the Arcadians and Among the Ancients released in 2008 and 2009. Daughter of Gods, Revenge of the Gods, Starlight and Judgment, The Freedom Wars, and Curse of the Gods all belong to the Disillusionment Series that started in 2009 with the release of Daughter of Gods.
I’m finishing the cover art for Descended: Disillusionment Book Six (I do all my own cover art to keep the characters true to how I envision them.) and writing the final chapters of Retribution: Disillusionment Book Seven. I have a stand alone (unless the characters demand a series) futuristic fantasy, Specters of the Lawless, in the first stages of creation. I’m working on the details of the world now that the characters are fleshed out.
places where books are available for purchases
Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and by order from any bookstore if not in stock, provided the manager doesn’t mind ordering for customers. I also have two novels at the Kindle, Nook, and Apple stores.
How did you get your start in writing?
It started with boredom mostly. There weren’t things like DVDs or game systems when I grew up, so I started making up adventures. I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ farm, so there was no shortage of inspiring places to go. The house itself, built in the 1800s, inspired the house in my first book. Despite real life butting in, I never stopped creating fiction and it evolved into fantasy fiction to boot.
who are your biggest influences
S.E. Hinton and Mary Higgins Clark. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and Where are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark made me want to create tales just as emotional and powerful. That’s where I started focusing on characters. My characters led me to writing fantasy.
What is your biggest inspiration when creating?
The dark. I can more easily imagine other worlds or realities when ours is obscured by night. A little mood music never hurt either.
Could you give us the details of your current project?
My current project is actually two books, the final two of my seven book Disillusionment Series. Descended: Book Six introduces characters far descended from the original Dreovid family who have no idea of their true heritage. When their ‘talents’ start to present, they land in a heap of trouble. Their cousins, people they’ve never met, are their only hope of escape. In Retribution: Book Seven, the five characters are faced with a war that rivals those won by their forefathers, and they are determined to end all threat from the false gods who have terrorized the planet since humankind rose up to stop the cruel abuses. With a little help from the remaining original members of their family, now over a thousand years old, they may accomplish the goal.
What is the next goal you would like to achieve with your writing?
My main goal as always is to improve my writing daily. The second goal is to improve my art skills. After that, I just go where my muse takes me and keep an open mind for new opportunities.
Final four (questions we ask all interviewees)
When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
In my office painting or writing with a machete nearby.
Jedi, Ninja, vampire, were-wolf, pirate, fairy or Spartan?
I’ll have to go with Vampire – that or a dark fairy.
What one piece of art, be it music, book, film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
Lord of the Rings film
Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
I nearly failed elementary reading and English classes. It wasn’t until I was about twelve that I found value in books. I made up little stories in tablets before then, but my reading level wasn’t proficient enough for me to enjoy a printed book. One summer with most time spent alone with volumes of mystery books was all it took for me to get hooked. And I discovered I learn better on my own J