What was the inspiration for your books?
Everything and anything really. There’s always a good story lurking if you look for it, or at least a piece of a story. Sometimes you won’t know what the piece is for until you’ve found the next five pieces but the fun is following the trail.
What challenges did you face as you wrote this book?
Juggling writing around my other educational, theatrical and film based commitments.
What’s your writing schedule like? Do you strive for a certain number of words each day?
I try to write for an hour a day minimum but I dont set a word target of a time limit, I just start and stop when it feels right.
How do you cope with writer’s block?
Meditation and exercise.
Which writers have influenced you the most?
Stephen King, Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Aldous Huxley, Mark Frost, Terry Hayes, Shane Jones, HP Lovecraft, Stan Lee, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Bukowski
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks, etc)?
I can write pretty much anywhere as long as I have a typewriter with me. I always feel like a screen separates me from the story and characters so a portable typewriter has seriously upped my output!
What do you like to read?
I’ll read anything as long as the plot is intelligent and engaging.
What plans do you have in your writing future?
Finish my debut film and complete work on a comic book that I have in the early stages of development with a watercolour artist and publish some more prose.
If you could live in any genre, what would it be and why?
Children’s cartoons – you can do anything in a cartoon
Can you describe the feeling when you saw your published book for the first time?
Like being in a published book.
What advice would you give to those thinking about writing a book?