What influences you?

As a writer I get asked this question a lot: “What influences you?” Well many things actually: family, upbringing, favorite shows, etc. In my experiences, most of the writers I know were influenced the most during their childhood. These experiences, combined with other occurrences along the way helped shape their writing skills. I would sayContinue reading “What influences you?”

Making the most of Winter Writing.

With some of us living in cold climes, winter can really get us down. I’ve already been hit with half a foot of snow, with more on the way. In the past this would be a one-way ticket to depressive thoughts of cabin fever. But as a writer it’s important to see the benefits ofContinue reading “Making the most of Winter Writing.”

When adversity strikes Authors

As many of you know, I’ve been working on my latest novel, The Leopard Apocalypse, which is the 3rd and penultimate novel in the Leopard King Saga, my flagship Historical Fantasy series. I’m coming to the very end of editing, and nearing the stage where I send the book out for beta-reading before sending theContinue reading “When adversity strikes Authors”

What are your Fall Writing Plans?

Well Summer is almost over (bummer, right?) and with that the hot, humid writing days. Things are looking up for me. I recently got hired as a Technical Writer for a Defense Contractor and am looking forward to my first day at work this week. But what about you? Now that summer is over whatContinue reading “What are your Fall Writing Plans?”

The long, and painful road to success

I must admit, these past few days have been pure ecstasy for me. Especially today, June 12th, 2018 when the entire city of my hometown, Washington D.C. created a spectacle honoring the achievement of its hockey club, the Washington Capitals, who won the Stanley Cup, the holy grail of North American Hockey, that has beenContinue reading “The long, and painful road to success”

What are your Summer 2018 Plans?

Well with Winter 2017-18 in the books, and Spring moving along, we can all start looking to Summer 2018. I’m now working on the Outline For the 4th and final book of my Leopard King Saga series, The Leopard Resurrection. In addition, I’ll soon begin the arduous process of edited Book 3, The Leopard Apocalypse.Continue reading “What are your Summer 2018 Plans?”

How is Life and Writing similar?

As a writer I get lots of feedback regarding my work. Take my debut novel for example: The Leopard Vanguard. Despite receiving top-notch reviews on both amazon & goodreads, many have complained about the “slow-start” and “difficult” beginning. I’m fully aware these days the diminishing attention-span that plagues most readers, if a book doesn’t grabContinue reading “How is Life and Writing similar?”

The End of a Journey

I’m happy to announce that after five long years of writing The Leopard Apocalypse, I’ve finally completed it. What a relief! The journey I started back in October 2012 wrapped up only the other day. It was the most challenging book I’ve ever written, and definitely the longest. Clocking in at over 192 thousand words.Continue reading “The End of a Journey”

November brings fall challenges

It’s been awhile since I posted anything. But wanted to let everyone know it’s been a challenge holding down a busy day job and working on two books. As most of you know I’ve been working on two books for the past few months. The first is Kill Zombies, a novella I self-published back inContinue reading “November brings fall challenges”