I started writing when I was 9 years old; I would pen picture books about horses and call my little "publishing house" Church Books. I taped them together with scotch tape and they had a story and pictures. Later, I started writing short stories at school during classes (school bored me). In 1992, I started getting published first in small fanzines (mostly horror 'zines) and later in nonfiction newsletters and then magazines. In 1998 my first nonfiction book was published in hardcover by Howell Book House (then a division of Simon & Schuster). In 2001 another nonfiction cat care book, which won a major writing award (the CWA Iams Responsible Cat Ownership Award), in 2003 a 3rd book on cat care was published, then in 2005 my first book was published as a revised edition. In 2006, that edition came out in foreign translation. I now write professionally for the web, but my true passion is with fiction; dark fantasy, fantasy and paranormal romance.
Major award for book, Indoor Cats, 2001.
First book best seller in Britain in 1999.
Talking role in movie and my page on the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).
TV Commercial for CBS.
Role in comedy in NYC.
Chosen to audition for major role in major movie.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Erotica, Gay/Lesbian, Horror, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Business/Money, Pets, Reference, Science
Screenplay: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
The first few Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles were good. Marjorie M. Liu books. Fantasy/romance/sex and vampire fiction in particular.
The Princess Bride
Besides my published books and articles and blogs, I am working on a new cat book and revising several novels: a fantasy novel, a vampire novel and a romantic thriller (with paranormal elements)
Fiction: Erotica, Gay/Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Horror, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense
Non-Fiction: Diet & Health, Pets, Reference, Sex & Relationships
Pretty much any one of my novel characters, to live in their world for a bit so my novels would be even more realistic.
I also like Anne Rice and Marjorie M. Liu. Some others too. Usually, if a book looks good I read it, no matter who wrote it.