•Place of birth/hometown: Decatur, Ga.
•MWG member for how many years: Since 2005. How many years does that make?
This is a blog page where I post stories, remembrances, opinions and anything else I can think about movies on my watch list. I try to make it a little different than similarly themed blogs on the net. I also accept guest blogs for anyone interested.
•Books published: ”Death Takes Another Holiday” short story is featured in Dreamspell Nightmares 2 from L & L Dreamspell
I am also putting the finishing touches on my novel, Grits of the Gods, which is mostly set in a South Georgia mental institution.
•What was your first writing-related gig?
One early turn was on my high school newspaper where my works included: A piece on how disco sucked, a Thanksgiving piece on taking pity on turkeys and finding a new food alternative for the season and a rant about school policy that basically just said, “Too many rules man! Too many rules!”
•Who are your top five favorite authors right now?
Five authors that I normally try to seek out on a regular basis include Paul Auster, Bill Bryson, Tom Wolfe, Richard Russo and A. J. Jacobs.
•What is your literary guilty pleasure?
I am a bit of a sucker for books on time travel and alternate histories. Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove, where racists send Uzis and AK47s to the Confederacy so they can win the Civil War is one that comes to mind.
•What books inspired you as a child?
My favorite book as a child was Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. I stil get positive vibes from it everytime I pass by it on the library shelf.
•Do you have any strange rituals that help you get in the mood to work?
This isn’t exactly answering this question.. but one thing that might be considered strange during my actual writing process is not writing in linear order. For instance, I have in my head a story in three parts and I may write the second and third parts first before doubling back to the first part. Just the way my mind works, I guess