About the author
Tell us your story? What made you start writing?
I’ve always wanted to be an author. Writing comes easy to me. Always has. I got serious with it ten years ago when I was trapped in a horrible job. I hoped I could make enough money so I could quit, but that never happened. Fortunately, I’m no longer in that situation. But I’m not a millionaire either. lol
What’s your favorite family tradition?
Christmas when I was a child. We’d open presents, eat breakfast, and head over to my one grandmother’s and open more presents. Go home and play with what we got so far. Eat dinner and then go to my other grandmother’s for more presents. Nowadays, I don’t really have any traditions like that.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
I could be practical and list things that would get me off the island or help me survive. That wouldn’t be fun though. So . . . . The entire original run of the Batman comic series. The entire Detective Comics run. And a roll of toilet paper.
If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce?
Freedom of speech and censorship issues are important to me. Free speech for everyone!
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
“You break it, you buy it.”
What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?
I don’t believe anyone should feel guilty about what they like. With that said, mine are Korean dramas. I blame my wife.
Would you rather cook or order in?
Order in. I hate cleaning dishes.
What do you remember most about your first job?
I was a shelver at a public library. I’m cursed with a good memory so I remember every boring detail. lol
About your books
D’s job is to hunt anything that goes bump in the night. He is not your usual superhero type of guy. Yes, he kills monsters, but he is far from perfect in the process. Collateral damage? That’s part of the job. His only goal is to finish the job and survive to fight another battle tomorrow. He is not heartless, but he is also nobody’s saviour. If you are stuck with him in a vampire infested building, don’t expect him to sacrifice his wellbeing to protect your ass! His character is refreshing and unique. Real.
CAN YOU HEAR THE SCREAMS?
A rainy day reveals a horrible secret. An alien plague runs wild throughout the Old West. A song promises immortality. A man dreads a phone call from his friend. In Tombstone Serenade, you’ll experience these horrors and more!
What is your latest release? Tell us a little about it and what inspired you to write it.
My latest release is Blood. It’s the second book in my Bad Boogeymen series, but, like the other entries, it’s a standalone book. It’s basically Die Hard with vampires. I always wanted to write a vampire story that bring vampires back to their monster roots. No good-looking vampires with vaguely European accents. Monsters.
Do you have a favourite book among the ones you have written. Why that one?
I have two. dRain is a sci-fi/fantasy inspired by anime and manga. I find my writing shines when I write action. I’ll always have a soft spot for horror, but my future is in fast-paced thrillers. My other favorite book of mine is the upcoming, The Mummy Kills The Brides. It features characters who are introduced in Blood and is a pure thrill-ride. It was a thrill to write, also.
Do any of your characters resemble anyone from real life? Are any of them a bit like you?
Where to begin? lol I guess D from the Bad Boogeymen series is the closest to me. He’s selfish, but he usually does the right thing in the end. He puts his wife’s safety ahead of anyone else’s. However, I’ve yet to be trapped in a skyscraper with vampires.
If you were to get a chance to meet any of your characters, who would you meet and what would you do together?
Ahrahkma and Pierre from The Mummy Kills The Brides. We’d go vampire-hunting together.
What is one of the most interesting things you have researched while writing a book?
I found out a lot of interesting info about Ancient Egyptian burial rites while researching Blood. The deceased’s heart would be weighed against the feather of truth to determine judgment in the afterlife. I would have never known this had I not written this book.
What were your expectations for writing and publishing your first book? Have they changed since then?
I knew I’d never make it big right away, if at all. I just have to keep writing and not give up. I’ve also learned to dabble in different genres. For instance, I really want to write some westerns.
How long have you considered yourself a writer? Did you have any formal training, or is it something you learned as you went?
I’ve always considered myself a writer. I recently discovered some stories I wrote when I was in second grade. The curse was evident early on. lol
What are you currently working on?
I’m working on the book cover of The Mummy Kills The Brides. After that, my next project is titled Macabre and it has a final page that will blow my long-time readers’ minds!
You are lost in a foreign city. It is getting late. Your only options are to ask directions from a man hidden under a long black coat and sunglasses or a drunk woman is suggestive clothing. What do you do?
I’d ask the man. I’ve talked to drunk people. I’ve been drunk. I’ve dressed in suggestive clothing, too. Nothing good comes from it.