You just never know what you can do once you set your mind to something. Ray has been picking at my brain for years and I finally did something about it. My first thoughts were to write comedy but someone said I was too warped for that.
Ray was as real a person as I am and to this day I don’t quite understand how he and I became the same person. Book two is getting close to going to edit so please watch for it.
I don’t always write, I try to do other thing too. If I can fish it, fly it or fix it I will be doing that as well.
I want to take this time to thank all the English teachers from George West Texas and Boulder City Nevada who fought with me and never gave up, it was all of you that got me to this point.
Describe yourself in five words. Loyal to those who care.
What fact about yourself would really surprise people? My wife says I’m a big teddy bear.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear? Railroad through them and pick up the pieces later.
What scares you the most? Not being loved.
What makes you happiest? Simplifying my life.
Why do you write? At first it was Ray telling me to but now I write to share the things I have learned with others.
Have you always enjoyed writing? No, I was in my upper forties before I even thought about it. I didn’t think I could do it.
What motivates you to write? Thoughts get stuck in my head and won’t go away until I write them down.
What writing are you most proud of? All of them. The finished and the ones yet to come.
What are you most proud of in your personal life? I have some good people around me.
What books did you love growing up? Tom Sawyer, western or sports books.
What do you hope your obituary will say about you? Not a thing.
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? I grew up in south TX and now live in Southern NV.
How did you develop your writing? It is still slowly developing.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Marketing.
What marketing works for you? Will let you know on that one.
Do you find it hard to share your work? Sometimes.
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? My wife is very supportive. Others are happy for me.
What else do you do, other than write? I love 2 things and do them whenever possible. BBQing and fishing.
What other jobs have you had in your life? Aircraft mechanic, RV tech, various other things.
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Culinary Arts.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Not sure but it will be right here in the USA.
Tell us about your family? They are a widely varied bunch.
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? All of them but it all gets to the desktop in the end.
How much sleep do you need to be your best? I can’t remember.
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? Yes, My partner in silliness, Tina Lowrie
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? If you can persevere and make it happen, you have succeeded.
It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? I am actually learning from others as to how to market.
Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it? Out of time is the second in the Ray Lafayette series. There is much more to write about him.
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? All the great loved ones I have lost in my life.
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? Movie night at home.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? The feeling that they were part of another time. Maybe another part of the world. Maybe anything their imagination wants to be.
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