When is your next book coming out?
I'm currently in the first stages of writing my next historical. Set in Ancient Rome prior to the Third Servile War, the plan is to have it to the publisher within the next two months. This could mean it would be available as early as next year.
Where can I find out more about your books?
Check out the excerpt pages for each of my books for a glimpse in the pages. There are buy links and information on where to purchase copies. I do offer free reads and more when you sign up for my newsletter. I'm currently working on a teaser tale which will go out in my newsletter each quarter.
How do I get an autographed book or book plate?
To get an autographed book or book plate you can email me directly or check out upcoming appearances.
About the Writing
When did you start writing?
I've been writing for years, starting when I was quite young. It was my escape, a way for me to travel where ever I wanted, so long as I had the imagination and a pen and paper with me.
What would you tell aspiring authors?
Understand what you measure your success by, not by what others may measure it. If your dream is simply to get a book out before readers and you reach that mile marker you're a success. However, if you want to make it a true career which will provide you with an income, you need to jump in with both feet. Don't quibble, don't hesitate, don't allow others to blind you. Be open to feedback from editors, publishers, and readers. Think before you speak and react to a negative review, and always, always, look at each new project as a chance to develop yourself, your skill. Never assume you know everything but at the same time be true to your voice and if you feel something is key to a project, fight for it.
Have fun...and yes that's requirement.
What was it about the genre you writing in that drew you to it?
I've always had a love of history, of lavish settings, and dashing heroes. I grew up reading amazing tales of times long ago and it only fed my love of history. There's something so untarnished about writing about a time where the only way to survive was to conquer your fears. Yes, history is brutal and bloody, but its also lavish, and ornate, and there's a startling clarity to it.