Tell us about your current release in the anthology.
Darkroom of Life is about the mind of a man, trapped in the dark world of his mind, who finally breaks free from his constraints and is free.
What books are you reading now?
Count Zero by William Gibson, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future by Mike Resnick.
What music inspires you to write?
Industrial music for the most part while writing fiction, or writing code for programs.
Frank Herbert. H.P. Lovecraft. Charles Bukowski. Jack Kerouac. Ernest Hemingway. Neal Stephenson. William Gibson.
At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
Since I was a kid I was always making up stories, and all through school, but it wasn't until after high school that I decided to try to make a serious attempt at writing fiction.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write notes on anything. I have scraps of paper with short sentences in my room that I keep in notebooks. A few journals full of ideas and short stories. The dozens of text files on my computer. Other story ideas stay in my mind until they are ready to be written down in a story.
Are the names of the characters in your novels important? How and why? I like to think they are important, but as it is I have a hard time finding a name for characters. They are people I care about in my stories, but to name them is hard for me to do.
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