- Tell me about yourself?
I go back and forth in time. Hermann Hesse, Margaret Atwood, Rachel Kushner (her book The Mars Room is awesome), and Denis Johnson. Of course, I’m constantly reading other historical mystery authors, mainly to keep up with what they’re doing.
When I was teaching, and I was approached to write a non-fiction book on how to write for the “new” digital marketplace in the 1990s. Harcourt-Brace published it, The Digital Scribe: A Writer’s Guide to Electronic Media.
From the bible’s story of Salome, and her Dance of the Seven Veils, which led to the prophet John the Baptist losing his head.
“Dancing” serves as a symbolic backdrop for the entire mystery. I was interested because there are Christian and other religions that forbid dancing, especially by women, and I wondered why.
I’m testing the new market for serials at Amazon’s Kindle Vella Program. My effort is a Biblical-type Fantasy and SciFi called The Night Visitors about Lilith (the Dark Eve), who returns to Earth to take it over, along with her contingent of Succubae and Incubi.
I’m also crafting mystery #7 in the Portia of the Pacific series.
Read a lot. Enter your work in respected contests. Never give up if you believe in your work.
Grind-it-at-home Mayan beans, with a few natural honey plops.
A private shop called The Living Room, off College Avenue, in San Diego.
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At least 35. All of my mysteries in the Portia of the Pacific and Detective Pat O’Malley series were vetted and accepted by the American Library Association’s Independent Author Program and Biblioboard.com, where public library patrons throughout California can enjoy digital versions of my books online.
Yes. And teacher.