What are your favorite genres (both reading and writing)?
My favorite genres are science fiction, fantasy and horror. I actually have some story ideas that I am very excited about that would merge two or even all three of these genres.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, Clive Barker, Douglas Adams and RL Stine (when I was a kid I read nearly all of the Goosebumps series).
How do you prefer to write your novels/short stories?
I almost always write my first drafts using pen and paper. I write every draft afterwards on my computer using Scrivener.
Do you have any collections?
I collect and enjoy using fountain pens.
Are you a super fast reader?
No, I am a slow reader and I have tried using different methods of reading faster, but ultimately decided that reading at my own pace was the best way to actually enjoy a book.
What do you do on you spare time?
I like to research and read about random topics on the internet. I also like to read books, watch movies and some television shows. As you can obviously see, I am more of an indoor kind of person.
Why do you write?
I write because it is a passion that I have had since I was a child. I am a person that has gone through many different hobbies, fads, and career paths throughout my life – but writing has always been my one constant in the sea of uncertainty.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
I enjoy the creative process of thinking about story ideas and creating “What if” questions that I can use to build a story.
What is your least favorite part of the writing process?