Why did you pursue writing?
I think that I’ve always been more of a story teller really. Who isn’t? We tell stories to each other and that’s something that we do. I chose to peruse writing because I hated my life at one point. I was working in a dead end job and been passed over twice for promotion. I was poor, hungry and I wanted a better life. I did what I always did escape into a different world. I couldn’t read anymore because my patience had been shot for that so I started writing.
What inspired your book?
Sobriety and hate. I went through a rough patch two years ago when I started working in earnest on Spring Blessings and was just coming out of that. I’d started getting myself healthy part of which was sobriety. The other thing was hate. I personally can’t stand fantasy books because they treat people like idiots and I really hadn’t read anything that reflected what I wanted to read. Modern fantasy that had some real work under it.
How long have you been publishing your work?
For a while. I wrote a bunch of short stories back in the day that are still out there but this is my first novel.
Oddly, I have a hard time writing at a desk. I will but I only need two things. 1) a flat surface and 2) some bad TV. Right now I’m writing to Criminal Minds which isn’t a bad show just really laughable at times but it’s really great for what I’m working on.
What projects are you currently working on?
Master’s thesis? But seriously, I’m currently working on the follow up to Spring Blessings which is Summer Sacrifice. I hope to get that out by June.
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