1) How long have you been writing?
Since I was ten. I always wanted to be part of something bigger than myself
2) What or who was your inspiration to write?
My Aunt Elnora Eyers
3) Which genre do you like to read? Why? Fiction
It has always provided a break from the everyday reality of life.
4) Do you write this genre or others? Why?
Yes – I mostly write fiction because it relaxes me after a long day of work.
5) Who are your favorite authors?
Judy Blume , Robert Cormier, and Michael Perry
6) How do you create your characters?
Almost all of them are purely by chance but some are based on real people’s attitudes and quirks. Some of them are just real people with different names.
7) Do you give them names before you develop them?
Yes – the names help with every attribute of the dialog and scene setting
8) How do you choose your characters names?
Usually it is just random other times a baby name book comes in handy. Then if I am feeling goofy I just wing it. Like in “Ray Ray’s Place” the publishers name is Stew Pidaso, it is a play on words.
9) Do you edit as you write or after you get your manuscript written?
I use an aide. I run all my stuff through a program called “Natural Reader” . It helps flush out mistakes with grammar and spelling.
10) Do you have an agent, publisher, or self-publish?
If you’ve used more than one which was most profitable? I self- publish with KDP. I use Lulu as a driving force to drive sales in KDP by selling the physical paper back higher than my electronic book witch has a higher sales and royalty pay out. In the end it’s a win win situation. If a person likes it on KDP then they are more likely to go buy the
11) What advice have you received to help you and what advice would you give a new writer?
“How do you know if you’re bad or not if you don’t even write it. You are the only one that can tell your story the way you want it to be told”. A good friend Steve Sanders told me that fifteen years ago. Every time I get discouraged I find his words to be very true every time. My advice to every new writer out there would be “ Write what you know and know what you write”.