How did you decide to become an author?
I loved world building. From a young age, I loved creating characters and the worlds they lived in. I was an illustrator since I was a kid and honed my skills in high school, but it wasn’t enough. It didn’t allow me to tell the stories behind these characters and where they came from. So I fell in love with words and they power they gave me.
How do you try to differentiate yourself from other writers?
I think all writers do their best to deliver a unique, captivating story. I try to do the same using imperfect, questionable heroes, strange characters, weird, grim worlds, and always involving eerie plot lines………with a little steamy romance for kicks.
Where do you get your ideas?
This is really weird and changes all the time, but my most recent method is by browsing photos of people online. I just look at paintings or photos and seriously, these characters are just born from glancing at these images. Is that just me? I’m talking entire novels are born this way. It’s crazy!
What would you say to other writers trying to get published?
Remember why you love to write. Remember why you do it. No matter what happens in the professional world with your story, don’t ever let it change what you love to write, and why you love to write. Other than that, try hard. Try you hardest. Make your effort the greatest effort you could possibly make because the chance at publication is rare, and you want to know you did your damn best.