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How did you get started as an author?

A dream that I had. I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I eventually started jotting down notes as the idea grew. Two years later I had a book.

What was your first book?

Stolen Love

How has your writing style changed?

I love talking to peers and hearing about their development as a writer. I've been able to bounce ideas about plot, wording, etc off of them and vice versa. I am honored to be able to work with so many wonderful and talented writers who like to impart their knowledge to help a newbie like me. 

What are you writing about in the anthology?

My story is about a man with OCD with a past that comes back to haunt him.

Why are you taking part in this anthology?

The subject matter is amazing! There are so many real-life heroes living with different illnesses, disabilities, etc. who should be celebrated just as much as the flawed and fictional heroes that we love to read about. 

Why do you think it's important to spread the message of this anthology?

It's important for everyone to know that an illness or condition can't take away from a man being a hero. It's especially important for men with these conditions to know and understand that!

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What is your favorite line from your manuscript?

"I've been watching you. You make it easy for someone like me to calculate your next move. With all of your counting and your strict routines, you're taking all of the thrill out of the hunt. But that's okay. It's the kill I'm after."

Did you research your story?

I am close with someone with mild OCD so I had a little bit to go off of. However, I did some research online to try and see what a day in the life of someone with severe OCD is like. It's heartbreaking. 

Is there any one thing you have to have when writing?

Coffee

What influences your work?

Reading, personal history, people watching.

Who is your favourite author?

This question is terribly unfair, haha! Pepper Winters and Kitty Thomas got me into dark romance so they're definitely toward the top of the list. But there are so many incredible authors that I would list as favorites of mine.

Any book that holds a special place in your heart.

I loved the book Go Ask Alice when I was growing up. I first read it in middle school. I can't remember how I stumbled upon it but, thinking back, I probably didn't have any business reading it. I wouldn't consider it dark or messed up by the standards that I look for in a book today but, thinking back, for a 12 year-old, it was pretty messed up!