Solar-powered author of mostly dark fiction. Laughs while writing.
People have been disturbed by my writing for about as long as I can remember.
A classmate bought me "Lightning" for Christmas because the author's name was also Dean (Koontz). That year, I was also gifted "IT" (Stephen King). My course was set, with significant landmarks along the way:
I think some movies are worth mentioning, too, because they have been influential.
If I can move a few people half as much as these stories have moved me, I've succeeded.
The dream thing started with a caller on a talk radio show. I responded by writing a dream journal for 30 days and then I never stopped.
I write mostly dark fiction, much of which is inspired by dreams.
We're up to:
I have a degree in Writing and an advanced screenwriting qualification. You don't need either of these to write.
I write and edit SEO content professionally and have happy clients all over the world. I also ghostwrite.
I'm also a Certified Internet Webmaster, which means I design, build, and maintain websites for businesses.
I write mostly in a caravan on a hill on the edge of a forest. On any given morning, you'll hear owls and the sound of typing.
You can find my books on Amazon, but I'm in the process of going wide.
Many ideas come from dreams, but I also find them in the cracks - while washing up, walking the dog (RIP Pie), or driving.
When I'm not creating in my caravan, I
enjoy meditating, making music, and drawing.
Online, you can find occasional excerpts from my dream journal on Twitter. I'll be on Facebook more in the near future.
I used to be an owl. Necessity (two children) has transformed me into a lark.
I wrote my first novel at about 11, on a word processing application called Secretary Bird. Secretary Bird's distinguishing feature was that it crashed whenever the word count got exciting. I've been touch-typing and backing up my work ever since.
I start most days with six and a half hours sleep. I make notes in my dream journal and then I start writing.
Days end with meditation or an attempt to lucid dream.
In the middle, all bets are off.
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