I began writing poetry in college when an old Boy Scout friend of mine, a few years younger wound up at the same community college as me for a semester. We began meeting with a few other people on campus and started a small poetry group. That's how my collection of poetry came about.
Fast forward a few years, I started to consider that I might like to write a novel. I tried several times but could never get further than a short story. Then, one day it happened. I came upon a subject that interested me and I just kept writing that storyline over the next few months. The next thing I knew, I had a rough draft of a novel completely hand-written in a notebook. Several edits later, THE BOOK OF JUBILEES was born. That was 2009.
In 2010, I completed the first draft of MORE ANGER THAN SORROW and realized I could write books that were a little more disturbing but still make the characters likable. That novel led to INTENSITY and CALLING BABEL.
After four novels, my advice to any writer is: write what you enjoy. The writing process is long and it takes quite a bit of patience. In the end, nothing may come out of what you wrote but at least you've written something you can enjoy (with perhaps a few others).
When I'm not writing, I'm active with my wife and three sons in South Carolina.
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