Tell us about your family. I am father of 4. My oldest is my only son he is 21 now. I have 3 girls 19,13,and 9. I have been married to my beautiful wife Courtney for 3 years. Not my first marriage but definitely the best. She has been there through all of the hard work for the book. I have great imagination when it comes to the story but the background and detail is all her. She helped me out so much.
What genre are you most comfortable writing? I am most comfortable writing mystery because I have a great imagination. My wife hates watching shows like SVU and CSI with me because I am really good at solving who did what and why.
When and why did you begin writing? I started writing at a very young age. I wrote stories in school and in seventh grade I actually wrote my first book. It wasn’t very long but it was a murder mystery. The Junior HIgh Murders was the title. I didn’t get a good grade on it because my teacher thought it was too gory for her. I have always been interested in mysteries because of my natural investigative mind.
What’s your favorite place in the entire world? My favorite place in the entire world is anywhere my wife is. I truly enjoy spending time with her and my kids. If I could write full time and spend time with my family that would make me the happiest man alive.
What was the hardest part about writing this book? The hardest part was the background and depth of the characters. I wrote the story in a short period of time but putting on paper was not easy. My wife really pushed me and she also helped me finish it.
What are your goals as a writer? My goals are to write full time and have the Max Larkin detective series be a top seller. I would like to have Max Larkin be in about 8 books total. I am currently writing the second one now and should be done in about 2 months.
What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? The best tools available today are all on your computer. Spell check and grammar check. These do not compare to a good editor though. The editor is the most important thing for any writer. You can read and read your own book but you will always miss something. The editor won’t.
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Genre – Mystery / Thriller
Rating – PG