I'm married. I grew up and still live in Minneapolis. I've studied the best and worst of human nature by spending over twenty years as a civil servant in the court system. I've been able to transpose that into some very colorful characters in my writing.
What dreams have been identified as a result of your writing?
The first dream to come true was getting published. Now, I'm fortunate enough to be able to write full time - another dream accomplished. Unaccomplished dreams thus far ~ New York Times best seller list, and selling movie rights to my novel (I'm guessing that it will probably have to be released before that can happen).
What is the hardest part of writing horror?
Keeping it fresh and original. So much has already been done to death and rehashed over and over again. It's so refreshing to see something that hasn't been done before (at least that I've seen) that it might actually send a shiver down my spine.
I love it. I've loved it since I was a kid. It's also a good creative exercise for the brain. There are no confines for the imagination to create something really nasty.
What advice do you have for new aspiring authors?
Write every day. Join a writers' group (mom telling you you're great isn't going to cut it in the real world). Develop a very thick skin and don't take constructive criticism personally ~ rejection letters can be very nasty.
Keep an eye out for "Silent Kill." It should be released soon.
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