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What do you do when you aren’t writing?

First off I try to write whenever I can, but I’ve found its necessary to get away from writing occasionally to keep the creative juices flowing. At these times I like to play golf—not that I’m very good at it, but at least I keep trying. I think that is the goal of golf.…

How did you know you wanted to be an Author?

I’m not sure exactly when I decided to become one. I remember reading books and imagining how the story line could have gone differently and in some cases how I would have written them. This got me thinking, ‘I might actually be able to do this’. Over the years the thought pestered me and I even attempted several novels, but life just got in the way—I didn’t have the persistence or fortitude to make it happen.…

Did you always want to be a writer?

I think I’ve always wanted to be one, it just took me a while to figure that out. I got hooked on Sci-Fi as a preteen reading Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land—I believe one of the greatest Sci-Fir writers. Later I became an avid fan of Medieval Fantasy when someone gave me a copy of Lord of the Rings.…

Is your world building true to the historical time?

Yes. Building the world of Athule required that I also create different cultures, religions, societies and other features. The key to a good Fantasy tale is to make it believable. Tom Clancy said, “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” Readers of Fantasy expect the story to be strange, but it must be possible in the realm of the world in which it exists.

Are the characters real to you?

When someone talks to you, I don’t see how you can think of them as anything other than real. I can be watching TV, driving to the grocery store, working on another book, or any other daily activity when I suddenly hear one character or another speaking to me. It wouldn’t be so bad except I tend to have an internal conversation with them as if they were another person.…

Do you have a lot of stories going around in your head at the same time?

Fortunately or Unfortunately–depends upon the day 🙂 Normally I have several stories running through my thoughts. This was the case when I was writing the Second book of the Dragon-Called series, Betrayal of the Covenant. I kept picturing this dragon trainer. A solitary orphan who gets involved with a sarcastic dragon and draws an odd assortment of characters to him as he tries battles a demon to save a girl and a kingdom.…

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