Author Bio

My passion for writing began in my mid-teens. At the age of sixteen, I wrote my first novel, CINDY’S SONG, a YA coming-of-age, where the main character deals with not only the social and peer pressures of that particular decade (early 80’s), but the complex and often mind-boggling hierarchy of the teenage social structure. Unfortunately, due to negligence, the completed manuscript was lost during a gypsy period in my life. I hope to one day re-write the novel with a more scifi feel to it.

It was this first completed project that sparked my creative energies, and at twenty-five, I was working on my second novel CHILD OF THE STORM. This was my first venture into the world of science fiction and proved to be a genre I liked writing. When I finished, I began plotting out a sequel STORM RISING, but due to ever changing computer technology, both the manuscript and the outline were lost to corrupt disks and non-compatible word programs.

It would be another five years before I would begin writing more consistently. It was during this time that I became influenced by another genre–urban/dark fantasy. Sparked by shows like Buffy and The X-Files, I followed my imagination down another path, and between my love for science fiction and my new interest, I devised twenty or so novel ideas ranging from epics that could only be told in a series of novels, to short stories.

Branching out even more, I entered SCRIPT FRENZY in 2010 and completed my first script –MARKED. I now have several idea’s for scripts ranging from Contemporary to Scifi.

With the ever-changing face of publishing, one must keep up. I am self-publishing a series of paranormal novella’s. The first instalment THE WATCHTOWER was released in September of 2011. Whether or not I chose to follow this path for more projects is uncertain, but I feel every writer should have some kind of basic knowledge in self-publishing.

8 Responses to Author Bio

  1. hawleywood40 says:

    Glad to have found your blog as I am embarking on a very similar journey!

  2. Just wanted to say hello! Found you via twitter and thought I’d have a look at your site. I liked the sound of your projects and look forward to reading your stories.

  3. tpolen says:

    Saw your query critique on Agent Query Connect and thought I’d check out your blog. I’m on a publishing journey myself – and also an X-files fan! Just started my own blog on wordpress and would love to hear your comments – http://www.teripolen.com Plan on checking out your short stories!

  4. Hello drake, I just finished reading The Dark Tower. It was a very different story, I really did enjoy it. Looking at your site I could see you as the character Jezryl. Not sure you feel like that as well. I going to read the next book now. Thank you for your talent, keep up the good story telling.

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