Get to know me with this Q&A!
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: All my life. When I was a teenager, I wrote songs that I hoped to record someday, but that never happened. In college, I wanted to make movies so I wrote screenplays, but that went nowhere. And here I am.
Q: What made you start writing?
A: The need for a better life. I can write and there’s money, not a lot, but some in writing and if I can make enough so I can quit my horrible day job, then all of this is worth it.
Q: Any advice on just writing? What do you to get inspired to write?
A: I have to be excited about an idea first. Then I have to plot the story in my head. If I’m still excited about it, I’ll start writing.
Q: Throughout most of your career, what is it that you have relief of and what is it that you regret?
A: Relief: Finding an audience. Regret: I regret that I didn’t get serious with my writing in my 20s.
Q: Who are your personal heroes?
A: My wife and dog.
Q: Who do you draw inspiration from?
A: John Carpenter. Or rather his movies.
Q: Do you base your characters on people in your life?
A: There are a few characters inspired by people I know. They’re usually the horrible ones who get killed. (Names changed, of course.)
Q: Are there any recurring characters that we see or hear about in your other books?
A: Off the top of my head . . . . Characters in Hell of the Dead and dRain share the same names. Rose Miller from She Never Dies. She may or may not be the same Rose Miller who appears in Dead Pool and Rot House.
Q: Do you have a YouTube channel?