Writing is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do. My mother gave me a used copy of Stephen King’s Eyes of the Dragon when I was 12 and I was hooked—on King and reading. Instead of paying attention in class, many times I was reading a book. By the time I got to high school I’d begun writing my own stories.
I submitted my first story to Cemetery Dance back in 2000. It took somewhere around 7 months for them to respond. I was so proud even though they’d rejected me. The truth of it was it wasn’t a very original story and it was very straightforward. There was a whole lot I didn’t know about writing back then. But I learned pretty quick and have since had stories published in print and on-line.
I’m always writing now. So after having my first novel published in 2010, I decided to become my own publisher. My latest project is How to Publish on Kindle, Smashwords, & Nook the Easy Way! and will be published on May 28, 2013. Look for Heartbreak Hotel later this year.
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