WHAT/WHO INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A WRITER? My father was a surgeon who wrote poetry as a hobby. He ventured on to writing a novel, and I was amazed by the process and learned from him.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUIRKY OR FUN WRITING HABITS? I still use a spiral notebook to get started with my outline. I am old-school!
HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR YOUR AWARD-WINNING BOOK? I wrote a murder mystery game called Murder Behind the Mirror for my murder mystery game company. I was so interested while writing that game, new ideas spawned from the game to the premise of the book series. The game was only a seed of an idea, and the book series is entirely different.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LINE FROM YOUR AWARD-WINNING BOOK AND WHY?
"I lost my balance and tumbled toward the mirror, but as my hand connected with the glass, it pushed through the surface into a colder, electrically charged space."
This is the moment that Ella, while chaos ensues around her, discovers the world on the other side of the mirror.
WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HOPE READERS WILL GLEAN FROM YOUR AWARD-WINNING BOOK?
I hope young teens can get inspiration from the book series and learn from Ella's courageous decisions to take on and embrace the challenging quests ahead of her.
IF YOU WERE STARTING YOUR JOURNEY AS AN AUTHOR TODAY, WOULD YOU DO ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?
I would not. I realize you need many years of learning and growing as an author before you find yourself, so I wouldn't.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST TIP FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS? Write every day. Write because you love to write.
CAN YOU OFFER ANY ADVICE FOR WRITERS ON HOW BEST TO PROMOTE THEIR BOOK? Social media is your best bet. Grow an audience, engage with them, and do free giveaways and promotions on occasion to keep them on their toes.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST LITERARY ACCOMPLISHMENT? I have made it to the first 'best-selling' page of various search terms on Amazon for different books, and that always feels amazing. Also, being recognized by organizations such as Literary Classics for my work is my greatest literary accomplishment. I feel honored and proud each time I win an award, as it gives me the confidence to press on with my next book.
WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST LITERARY ASPIRATIONS? To keep doing what I'm doing because I enjoy it. If someone likes the story - that's even better!
WHAT OTHER BOOKS HAVE YOU PUBLISHED?
Wormhole (Behind the Mirror Trilogy, Book 2)
Blood Dolls (Volume 5)
Shillingstone Witch (Volume 4)
Fatal Souvenirs (Volume 3)
Order of the Black Moon (Volume 2)
Foster Manor (Volume 1)
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW BOOKS IN THE WORKS?
Yes, my son (Zakk Myer) and I are currently working on a creepy collection of short stories. After that, I plan to finish the Behind the Mirror Series.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org