What are you working on next?
I am currently writing a novel called “Only What I Seek” which centers on a prodigy cellist who inspires obsession in those who hear her music. The story will eventually be a trilogy.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jacqueline Carey, James Reese
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love archery, snorkeling, diving, fly fishing, sailing… anything in the water. I live in Panama so it is a short drive to both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Twitter, WordPress, Amazon, word of mouth.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I’ve been writing since childhood but the first story I remember was in high school. I wrote a series about vampires and I think it was probably a little to steamy for a high school kid to write.
What is your writing process?
I write as if I am writing a movie. I imagine a film in my head while I write. I often make storyboards on Pinterest for reference and inspiration. I outline the whole story first, and then end up pantsing half of it anyway.
How do you approach cover design?
I am obsessed with having a good cover. I think that a good cover is the tease before the flash. You have to make people want to read the story. If they don’t like what’s on the cover, they are unlikely to take a look. I use pros when I can. When I design myself, I keep it simple. Less is more.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy, science fiction, literature, historical, alternate history… a little of everything.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far, my WordPress blog.
Describe your desk
A normal desk is too small. I like space, so I bought a dining room table as a desk. On one side are my paints and canvases. On the other is my laptop. I write everything on a laptop.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the idea of maintaining control of my own work and control of how my career goes. I have read many accounts of traditional publishing not being at all accessable and not working in favor of the authors.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I think joy is a strange word for it. I do enjoy writing very much, but I think that people who write… just write. I can’t imagine it any other way.