What contributes to making a writer successful? Self-discipline more than anything. You’ve got to be able to stick with it.
Do you have any advice for writers? Yeah, if you want to be successful, work hard and don’t quit. While writing both screenplays and novels involves increasing amounts of just plain luck to get your work out there and noticed no matter how good you are (and that can be very discouraging), quitting is the only way that you guarantee that you won’t be successful.
Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? Just enjoy my stories, and when you do, let me know about it, whether through a brief email or (better yet), a rave review on Amazon. Also, encourage friends to try my books. You’re really my best marketers—it’s hard for a friend to resist buying something that another friend is raving about. So rave on, you guys, and thanks!
What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing? I’ve realized the thrill of seeing my book in print, listed on the websites of major booksellers, and delighting fans and hearing their comments. I’ve also been able to teach others as a result of my writing, which is very exciting, and even can make me some money.
Do you have any upcoming appearances that you would like to share with us? Girltopia in LA over the Veteran’s Day Weekend is the only thing on the calendar right now, but I’ll be working on scheduling some school appearances this fall and winter once the time gets closer.
If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be? Dreaming your dreams does no good if you don’t get out there and start DOING your dreams. It’s very hard, because if you do your dream and fail, it could be devastating. But if you never do your dream, you’ll never accomplish it either. So have courage, DO your dream, and find a way to make it come true for you. It will ALWAYS involve time and hard work, but in the end, it will all be worthwhile!
When you wish to end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts would you like to have? A legacy of published and/or produced work by which people can continue to get enjoyment from long after I’m gone.
“Imagine the unimaginable.”
That was the mantra of young prodigy Hector Chevas’s mentor in architectural design, Gellini. But even Gellini couldn’t imagine the horrors that his prize student and adopted son would fill Suburbia’s new Heartland Mall with to wreak revenge on those who killed Gellini and murdered Hector’s only friends. “Black Friday” was never blacker.
But Hector couldn’t imagine that, in the middle of his deathly rampage, an “angel” from his past would re-appear into his life; wild-child Janey, whose life he’d saved years before, and who’d never forgotten her promise to “always love him…for reals.” But was that love strong enough now to learn the unimaginable truth; to call Hector’s “dead” soul back to life and resurrect him from his mad plunge into oblivion?
MALLED is a story filled with tragedy, terror, raw emotion, unspeakable horrors, and, above all, the awesome power of ferocious, undying love. Go for it. Get into it. Dare to “imagine the unimaginable.”
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Genre – NeoGothic Horror / Thriller
Rating – R for violence & language
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