Hoodie-wearing, 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 Christmas because the author's name was Dean (Koontz) and, knowing that I wrote stories, he thought that was funny. That was my introduction to horror in novel form.
Knowing that I liked scary stories, another good friend bought me Stephen King's "IT" for a joke/challenge, because it was 8 or 900 pages long. I lost myself in the novel and my literary path was paved, with other significant landmarks along the way:
I've also been inspired and influenced by my favorite movies:
If I can do for people half of what these books and movies have done for me, I'm achieving my goal.
The dream thing started with a caller on Talk Radio (now TalkSport). In response, I wrote a dream journal for 30 days. I had a great time dreaming. And stories I based on the dreams were well-received online.
Keeping a dream journal has been a habit and a pleasure since the early 2000s. This is why I've written a book about dreams and write dream-based fiction among other things.
I write mostly dark fiction, a lot of which is based on dreams. We're up to:
I have a degree in Writing from a London university, enjoyed a course in advanced screenwriting, and have taken a bunch of other useful training.
I'm also a Certified Internet Webmaster and used to build websites for businesses, mostly while listening to garage music.
I'm building my fiction career by being more consistent and following my instincts.
I also write professionally as a content writer and have happy clients all over the world.
I currently write mostly in a caravan on a hill on the edge of a wood. 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.
I get my ideas everywhere. Many come from dreams obviously, but I also find them in the cracks, like while washing up or walking the dog or driving. And while writing; every time a character makes a decision, he or she leaves other stories untold.
When I'm not creating in my caravan, I'm probably walking the dog or hanging out with the kids.
Online, you can find my dream journal on Twitter and I expect I'll be on Facebook more when I've got more stories to talk about.
I used to be an owl. Now I'm a lark. I write every morning and most afternoons except on Sunday. I normally watch the sun rise.
I wrote my first novel at about 11., on a "borrowed" word processing application called Secretary Bird.
Secretary Bird crashed whenever the word count got exciting, like 5 figures. I had to save the novel in separate files so the WP didn't crash and take the computer with it. I've been touch-typing and backing up my work ever since.
I start my day with my dream journal and end by attempting to lucid dream, incubating a dream, or just reading a book.
In the middle, I write fiction for 2-4 hours a day, then switch to content writing/editing, except on Sundays, which I keep clear.
Thank you to everyone supporting my work by joining my mailing list, supporting me on Patreon, and buying and reviewing my books.