1) Have you always enjoyed writing?
I can recall writing short, satiric cartoon stories as a junior in high school. I’d send them around the classroom to my friends who would get in trouble because laughing in class is frowned upon in Jesuit prep school.
2) Who is your favorite author?
In fantasy/scifi, Tom Holt, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. In historical fiction, Bernard Cornwall.
3) What book genre do you adore?
Satiric or humorous scifi and fantasy. There just isn’t enough of it. I’m attempting to fill the gap with my fiction
4) What book should everyone read at least once?
Catch 22. It’s the greatest work of satire I ever read.
5) How did you develop your writing?
My stories always start with a character. Then I give the character a plot problem. That's as far as I go until I can figure out the story ending. Once I get the ending, I have to build a path between the beginning and end. After that the story is essentially finished, I just have to develop the characters, the setting and the scenes. Then it's time to write the first draft.
6) What is hardest—getting published, writing or marketing?
Writing is the easiest. Prepping a manuscript for publication is mostly boring. Marketing is frustrating and often expensive. Being successful is the hardest part of the entire process.
7) Do you plan to publish more books?
Yes. I just finished four books on the self-publishing and book marketing processes called Self-publishing Guides. It took me a year and I’m now itching to get back to writing fiction.
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