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Books & Series

The Mara Files

How many books will there be in The Mara Files?

The first two have been released, and more will follow.

Characters

Where do you get your character names?

Mostly I use baby name sites. I’m convinced the traffic to those sites comes from expectant parents and writers! I sometimes overhear names and write them down for future reference.

When you create your characters, is there a part of you in each?

Each character has a bit of me in it, though not on purpose.

Upcoming Releases

When does the next book come out?

I’m hoping in 2023 to re-release Mara’s Choice.

Contact

Can I email you?

Do it through the contact form below. I look forward to hearing from you

Do you have social media?

Yes! Follow me on Instagram, Goodreads, Bookbub, and Amazon.

Reading

Can you recommend books?

Of course!

  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

If you could travel to a fictional world, where would you go?

I’d love to visit J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Star Wars, or the world of Railhead.

Writing

Do you write anything else?

Yes! Visit this page to read short stories.

Where did you get your inspiration?
Many places, things I hear, media, conversations, music… Ideas are everywhere.

Do you know where the story is going before writing it or create it as you go along?

My process is erratic, I write and edit as I go. It’s haphazard, but it gets done!

Do you have any advice for writers?

To write anything, you need ideas. Here are suggestions for gathering them.

  • Carry a notebook dedicated to writing ideas
  • Keep a diary and write anything and everything you wish

Others

Do you read fan fiction?
If you mean fan fiction based upon my books, no, for legal reasons.

However, I love writing and reading other fan fiction. I’ve written many Star Wars pieces.

I welcome fanfiction based on my stories, but please attribute the characters and original ideas to me, and share them for free. That’s fair use.