What’s your writing background? When did you begin writing and what inspired you?
I began writing various short stories and study pieces since I was in my teens and, over the years, it has evolved into novels. As far as inspirations go, I will categorise all of the great stories that have fascinated, captivated and taken me to magical places.
How often do you write? And how do you manage to fit in writing among other commitments?
With three children, writing time is sort of a hit-and-miss thing. There is also the odd time when I will just sort of obsess over a project and cloister myself in front of a computer for days until I get it all down (my wife hates that part).
In which genre do you most enjoy writing?
I do not have a particular genre, but I have been published in horror and mystery. I write whatever seems right at the time.
What draws you to write in those genres?
Mystery and horror come very easy for me because, in both genres, the author must find creative ways to withhold key elements for the ‘surprise twist’ at the end without losing the reader’s attention. Other genres don’t offer that challenge.
Can you tell me about your current project(s)?
I am currently trying my hand at a sci-fi novel about a cloning experiment gone wrong.
What are your writing plans for the future?
I plan to continue pushing myself past my comfort zone – maybe a romance novel. I have a great idea, but I will have to read through quite a few of the classics just to get a feel for the genre. I might even pick up a few pointers that my wife will enjoy.
Where can people find out more about you?