1. When did realize that you wanted to be an author?
I discovered I was a writer when I was in middle school. I used to listen to a radio show called mystery theater and I would often remark to myself that what I heard were truly good stories. So I started trying to write short horror stories, myself. I submitted my stories to the radio station, but I never got any of my stories accepted or broadcast. Even after rejection, I still tried to write stories. One of my earlier stories was titled, The Transylvanian Electric Knife Slice Up. It was horror story about a mad doctor who would kidnap people and remove limbs, then allow them to heal and remove another limb. It’s kind of morbid isn’t it. Back then, I watched a lot of horror movies growing up. My other short but long story was about the tallest technical, computerized high school in the world. One the first day of opening during the celebration, the computer center collapsed on the ground level, trapping students in various calamitous situations throughout the 100-story structure. The story lines was about finding out who faked the survey reports for the land and allowed the school to be built.
2. How long does it take for you to write one of your books?
My first book, False Roads To Manhood, What Women Need to Know; What Men Need to Understand, took me seven and a half years to research and write. My second book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway started off with two years of research and and then about a year to writer the book.
3. How do you balance your work schedule when you’re busy writing?
I really don’t have a writing schedule. My first and second book was written mostly after work and during weekends.
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I really don’t know if this is a writing quirk, but I’m told that when I write I sometimes I love to say the same things in different ways. I guess the quirk is when I re-read my material I can never see where I have repeated myself in my writing.
5. How do you come up with ideas for your books?
Ideas for my first book came about because of a divorce. In an attempt to find recovery for me as a man who experienced divorce I found myself reading books that did not address boyhood to manhood, so the idea for False Roads to Manhood was the result of trying to discover what roads men take to achieve manhood. The idea for my second book came about because of a simple question. The question that sparked my second book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway was, did God really say I was obligated to pay ten percent of my income for life to the institution church?
6. When did you write your first book?
I wrote my first book False Roads To Manhood, What Women Need to Know; What Men Need to Understand in 2004. And it was all written on paper then retyped into a computer.
7. What are your hobbies when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing, I love to go to movies, play racquetball and hanging out with friends.
8. What does your family and close friends think of your writing?
My family and friends think that my writing stir people up because I always write about controversial things . My writing challenges traditional beliefs not because I have an ax to grind but to find the buried truth about a subject.
9. What was one of the most interesting things that you learned about yourself when you published your first book?
I would have to say that the most interesting thing I learned about myself is that I love doing researching for my books. I learned research allowed me to think about what direction I’ll go in when putting words from my heart to paper. Research for me is like an archaeological journey. I get to discover and reveal what the general reading audience does not know or was never aware of before I wrote about a topic. I love presenting different perspectives to readers and to challenge them to think on other levels and outside of the box.
10. How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?
I have written two book and my second book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway is my favorite.
11. What do you think makes a good story?
I think a good story must be engaging and captivating, must have never before known facts, and a good story must challenge you to think and ponder what you may never have thought about.
12. Where do you like to kick back and write your books?
Most of my kickback writing is done in my man-cave on the computer.