Let's see I live in Ansonia, Connecticut. Grew up in Milford Connecticut. I am the baby of the family, but have the Independent streak of a first born. I write tales that I want to read. I write because I am compelled to do so. It is an outlet for the tumultuous and often twisted bits that go on in my head, if I didn't get it out I would probably be far less adjusted than I am. I tend to be a wee bit of a control freak, and often will take over any conversation I am a party to. Some would say this makes me a bitch. Others would teli you it's a part of my charm, or that my being Bi-Polar has much to do with it. I don't really know one way or the other, but frankly I think it takes being a wee bit crazy and unstable to be able to put out the kind of work that makes you think about those around you. Many of the best writers from yesteryear had something going on. Hemingway was a drunk, Poe addicted to one substance or another. Hell even Freud was a coke head for awhile. I think that these facets of the person make for interesting storytellers. In the end all one really needs to know about me is that I am a tellers of tales, and I hope that some will appreciate them.
2) How long have you been writing?
For as long as I could spell. Even before that my family would tell you that I have been telling stories. Just off the fly when ever I thought of them. I could never contain the tales within, which is why I started writing.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
I can write anywhere.I am rarely seen without a pen and some paper. In high school I even used napkins from the cafeteria when I had to get an idea down. I'm currently remodeling so that I have a better use of my space for writing interrupted.
4) Why did you decide to write In Dreams... The Solitary Road?
I wrote In Dreams... The Solitary Road to serve as a companion novella to my first work In Dreams... The Road Unavoidable, published back in 2012. It was to supposed to be a short story that simply explained Amara Dagon my protagonist's background. A means to show how she came to be as she is in the 1st book. But as I continued to write, it took on its own life, as my work tends to do. This brought me to realize that the first work was simply a wee bit intimidating, finishing out at well over 400 pages... It got me to thinking that I had missed something in ending it as I had, so now I have gone back to the writing board and tweaked the first tale, making it the second in the series. Re-titling it In Dreams... The Unavoidable Road. Both of which are now available on Amazon.com. I am current;y working on the third in the series. To be titled In Dreams... The Savage Road. The actual inspiration for the work? A combination of many different stimuli. From Video games and music to films, friends and Continental Drift Theory. It's my means of writing how I perceive the human condition in all its wants, needs pomps and glories.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
In this installment, I would have to say that all of the Raepuwa were my favorite characters to write. I had to develop a language for them based on signs and body movements for those characters that did not speak with voice. It was fun watching my pets communicate to each other and shaping those actions into an humanoid character.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I love all of my characters... Even the villains, when you spend as much time with a character/s as we writers do I don't think there is any way you can not love and hate them all in equal measure. Some days the cooperate, other days they go mute. It's like any other relationship at the end of the day you roll with the punches.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I have recently worked with BETA readers, that's about as far as I go as to letting anyone else get their hands on my work before it's released. I do my own edits, and am a stickler for the Oxford Comma. I tend to run on an on, but that's my style... Like it or not, I'm not changing what works for me.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Garden, plan more works, draw, read, do book reviews for Indy Authors... See the occasional movie...
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I have spent a considerable bit of time reading as of late. I host many authors on The 131 Preview Review, my Review/Interview Blog, of those indy authors, one of my most favorite is Eri Nelson, she has this way of twisting a tale and molding it so that even the flow of her sentences is primal there is an uninhibitedness that reaches out to me and makes me scream to read more.
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
I have seen many questions as of late. Many I've answered more than once, and many I myself have asked. But A question I wish people would ask? I don't really know, I suppose I wish that I could spend more time picking the brains of those who have read my work. I think that there are always going to be questions like why did you write this, who was it written for? And such, actually that's one I haven't had..
Who did you write this book for?
The answer, I wrote for Amara Dagon, because she asked me to...