Author’s Interview by the Owl Book Blog
OWL-When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Author– Perhaps in my early teens years when I became interested in poets and poetry and begun writing poetry.
OWL-How long does it take you to write a book?
Author -Usually about a year or two. Depending on the research needed and the length of the book. The entire “UnHoly Pursuit” series has been a work in progress since 2001.
OWL-What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Author-I have to remind myself to stop and eat, go pay bills, and even have tell myself it’s time to go to bed.
OWL-What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Author– I find myself writing in a much older dialect and sentence structure that isn’t commonly used today. Then I have to revert back to modern English, I like King Speak or Speech because it’s much more poetic than sentence structures used today.
OWL-How do your books get published?
OWL-Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Author-Observance of everyday life, extensive traveling and interacting with other. My characters were developed from ancient literature like the Book of Enoch, the bible (No, it is not a religious literary work) and many different cultural mythology and belief, sacred books, history.
OWL-When did you write your first book and how old were you?
Author-My very first book I wrote for my parents at age six. It was made of construction paper with 20 pages stapled between. It was about my me, parents and my pets. I had scores of pets.
OWL-What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Author-I’m not the type of person who like running, jumping, climbing or doing anything strenuous. I once left a date because the guy wanted to hike up a mountainous trail and then go to a camp. I had already been on a cave tour adventure and didn’t like it. But before the evening was over he saw things my way, spend the day at the beach, reading. That’s energetic enough. I prefer something peace and laid back.
OWL-What does your family think of your writing?
Author-They love it but skips over the love making scenes. (LOL!)
OWL-What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Author-That a lot more goes into creating a book than I knew. Writing the story is enjoyable, relaxing and you realize you are leaving your legacy to the world.
OWL-How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Author-So far, including my very first book written for my parents, the number stands at 17. As a teenager I wrote a book of poetry.
OWL-Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Author-Write with your emotions, do not allow your creativity to be hindered by structures. If there are no emotions put into the story or poet it will be as flat as the paper it is written upon. Find and use your own style. It will be like no one else’s.
OWL-Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Author_Yes, some more than others. Their questions are; What does the main character Ana do next after such and such incident? Can’t I tone Bea or Azazael down? Most of the questions are usually along the line of what will happen next?
OWL-Do you like to create books for adults?
Author-All of my works are classified as adult literary.
OWL-What do you think makes a good story?
Author-A good plot, well developed main characters, a well balance of elements such as violence, evilness. For example if a character is evil or good tell why they posses these traits. It is very important for the story to have the ability to answer who, what, when, why and where.
OWL-As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Author-This changed every week; I wanted to be a writer, a teacher, a nurse, an astronaut, a baseball player,
OWL-Any books in the works?
Author_Yes, I’m editing and refining the other books of the series.
OWL-What are your plans for the future?
Author-I’d love to see more of the world. I’ve traveled exclusively throughout the US, Canada and Mexico but would like to see the rest of the world. I’ve always been involved in charity work so I’ll be going back to that, full time. Right now, 10% of the sale of every book is given one of the various organizations I’ve chosen to support.