|Q. Describe your preferred style and genre of writing.
Preferred style of writing- I like deep characters and gritty, edgy stories, preferably with horror, sci-fi or fantasy elements.
Q. Who would you class as your greatest influences growing up and what finally persuaded you to become a writer?
My greatest influence has been the two great Stephens- Spielberg and King. Both walk a line between fear and wonder that appeals to me very powerfully, although King is obviously much darker. I’ve always wanted to write but went through a long period of wanting to direct movies. Turns out that’s not easy to get into, but with writing, you can tell any story you want, with zero budget required.
Q. Do you have any regrets about becoming a writer or has it all been one-way traffic?
I have no regrets at all, even though it’s not an easy path. It takes a lot of self-motivation and patience.
Q. Describe legends and lore from the author’s point of view, what was your end goal?
With Legend and Lore, I wanted to write something to mystify the reader, to make them feel fear and wonder at the same time. I also wanted to talk about how cruelty lives beyond one moment, haunting the victim’s life.
Q. What direction do you plan to take for your next book?
I have a good idea where the next Legend and Lore book is going but aside fromthat I want to write some science fiction and epic fantasy.
Lotr or Harry Potter
Dune or Star Wars
Death by poison or hanging
Glass half full or half empty
Pain is a tool or Pain is a punishment
Paperback or electronic
1. Lord of the RIngs
2. Star Wars
3. Depends on the poison. Hanging is quick if you do it right. (Writers know weird stuff)
5. Pain is a tool.