I am currently breaking out of my comfort zone, and will soon post a new fantasy, Marked. Fantasy has always been the genre I was most attracted to, and have always wanted to try my hand at. Well, now I will.
After playing the game of searching for an agent, and not finding one that was the right fit, I have gone through the torturous process of self-publishing. I have learned a lot, so if you want to travel that road, ask me and I may be able to help.
A little about me:
As a knuckle dragging, whiskey drinking, hell-raising retired Marine, I'm genetically inclined to use the computer as a blunt instrument more-so than an outlet for my creativity. I am, however, active in several writing clubs, sites, and groups, and love sharing ideas and stories with other writers.
I'm married to a beautiful and very patient woman, and have three surprisingly well-adjusted children in a peaceful corner of Maryland. We chose this location to be free from big city traffic, convenient shopping, luxuries, necessities, paved roads, running water...
- I have one self-published novel, Heaven Seeks.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Graphic Novel, Horror, Sci Fi/Fantasy
Non-Fiction: Cooking, Food & Wine, Humor
My favorite writing includes Robert Jordan's, The Wheel of Time; R.A. Salvatore's Dark Elf series; Stephen King's, The Gunfighter series; Bachman books;
I am currently reading Jesse Sprague's, The Spider's Game.
My porch. I live in the middle of nowhere, and when I read, I like to be surrounded by the sounds of nature.
I have one self-published work, Heaven Seeks. I am currently working on the sequel, Hell Follows. I am also working on a more traditional fantasy, to go back to my nerdling roots and getting my swords and sorcery groove on with The Calling of the Mark.
Fiction: Horror, Sci Fi/Fantasy
From outside influences, I would have to say Perrin Ayabara from the Wheel of Time series. From my own story, I would like to live the life of Stuart Walsh.
The author I was most influenced is, without a doubt, JRR Tolkien. Tracy Hickmann and Margaret Weiss were also huge influences in my life.