Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The first one, since I write in series all the time. Figuring the series comes first. I need a full series arch.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I try to put two people who wouldn’t normally expect to fall in love, to get connected by some circumstance, possibly an accident, or dangerous issue. But it can be a holiday, vacation, or chance encounter.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Take naps Meditate every day and night. Keep notes as you think of them, or think of plot things that would work. Write when you’re inspired, never do it forced or when it’s work.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
2-3 weeks before launch, 5 hours a day. I take long breaks in between when I don’t write. Do other business things, or answer emails or design NL or contests for readers. Work on getting reviews or things with my PAs.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Not really. Every hero at the time becomes my favorite. I have to fall in love with them when I’m writing. Otherwise, the book won’t be any good.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
I have nearly 100 books. Hard to answer that question. Beside, that will never happen!
What is your definition of success?
To write stories of my heart, bringing enjoyment to others, memorable characters, to make people laugh, and cry, and have them begging for more. I hope to bring the portrayal of military heroes accurately, especially the SEALs, to do them the proper justice they deserve.
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
My love of writing SEALs came when my son became one, a medic, serving 10 years, including 2 TDIs with ST6.
What are your social links?
Everything is on my website.
What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)
My website has everything, both digital, print books, and audio books. I have interviews with my narrator, J.D. Hart, with sample audio chapters, I have a company store for swag.
Want tickets to Writers on the River #2023?
They are available starting November 4th at Writersontheriver.com
$45 VIP sell out quickly – 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included.
$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party.
$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.
$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.