I started writing when I was in the seventh grade. Always having an active imagination, I wrote a short story for class that was later printed in the local paper. Setting aside my love of writing and drawing as a teen, I returned to it as a young man and started writing stories and creating comic book characters. Using my children, loved ones and friends as inspiration, I have created over a hundred characters and stories that I hoped to publish. Always considering myself more of a creator than a writer, I spent several years looking for a collaborator. After a couple of failed attempts, I finally teamed up with my friend Charles Little and formed New Legend Books & Comics. Our first venture was the book “Dead or Alive: The Reaper’s Redemption”. I plan to continue creating new stories and characters and hope to help others see their dreams of becoming published authors come true.
What inspires you to write?
Inspiration can come from anywhere but I get a lot of mine from music. I am a huge music lover and I always have it playing. It’s a great way to set the mood for characters too.
Tell us about your writing process.
I general starting with just a couple of paragraphs of basic info or even just a thought.
I then start and outline
Then a first, second drafts.
Then it's off the beta readers for input.
Lastly, we make a few changes and publish.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
More than I should probably. These characters are very real to me.
Who are your favorite authors?
I am a comic book guy at heart and Stan Lee is the man when it comes to created great characters.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I really wanted to write and create comic books but that’s not an easy thing to get into. It wasn’t until a few years ago, it dawned on me that I could turn all these ideas into books, so that’s what I have been doing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the internet will allow indie authors to wipe out traditional publishing. Let's face it, they don’t really do anything for you and they take all your profits. With a little money and sites like this one you can do pretty well on your own.
What genres do you write?
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Kids
What formats are your books in?
eBook, Print, Audiobook
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