I’m a cool, shy, quiet kind of guy, but once I open up, I’m fun and like to get to know people.
2.) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’d have to say on February 23, 2012, when my first novel was published. It made it feel official, and I could actually say, “I’m an author.”
3.) What inspired you to write your first book?
I was mostly inspired by my imagination. I knew about these two hot porn stars who were lovers on/off the set, so I wondered what their lives were like. Did they get jealous of each other when they had to film separate scenes? Was one more popular than the other? Did they still like women? I had a bunch of questions I wanted to ask, and since I couldn’t get them answered, I made up my own conclusions, created their back stories, and wrote a book about it.
4.) What books have influenced your life the most?
I would have to say Dopefiend, by Donald Goines, and Addicted & Nervous, by Zane, because they were so visual and graphic when it came to the writing, especially the sex scenes. I didn’t read much until I was introduced to those books, so I had no idea there were books out there like that. I knew I wanted to tell some erotic stories based off my imagination & experiences after reading those books.
5.) If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
None, but Zane, if you want to be my mentor, the position is currently open.
6.) What book are you reading now?
I’m reading Renee, by Brandie Davis.
7.) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to shoot pool, go to the movies, watch TV, read, play cards, board games & videos games, and hang out with my family & friends.
8.) Where do you get your ideas for your books?
I get my ideas from dreams, my imagination, and some are loosely based off my past experiences.
9.) What new author has grasped your interest?
Brandie Davis, because I think the cover for her first novel is hot, and what I’ve read so far is really good.
10.) If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
To be honest, I don’t know. I can’t think of anything else that would make me want to get up and go into work.
11.) What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
My favorite chapter to write was the last chapter in Porn Stars 2…The Beginning of the End, because it was my first time writing from a murderer’s point of view. It was a new experience, fun to play around with, and it was also the first time I had to pick up from where my co-author left off. I love the way it turned out and how it ended the first two books in that series.
12.) Why do you feel you had to tell this story?
I've never read a novel, or even heard of a fictional novel about Porn Stars. I thought it was new, different, interesting, and the more twists and turns that my co-author and I came up with, I knew it would be entertaining.
13.) Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
I’m actually working on multiple books at the moment, but the two that I’m working on the most are My Mother’s Boyfriend, which is about a teenager named Tiara, who falls in love with Jason, her mother’s younger boyfriend. Tiara is spoiled and used to getting what she wants, so she seduces Jason, and starts thinking he’s her man, and that they’re in a real relationship. Everything is going great for Tiara, until her mother figures out what has been going down behind her back. Also, I’m working on a short story called A Fucked Up Fantasy, which is about a fictional character based off myself. It’s pretty much about Matt, a writer who moves to L.A., and starts dating again. Matt meets Tremaine and starts to fall in love with him, but once he's left alone with Blaze, a popular porn star, who is also Tremaine’s best friend/roommate, lust gets the best of Matt, and he tries to continuously date one while fucking the other on the sneak tip.
14.) How do you market your book(s)?
I market my books on amazon.com & barnesandnoble.com, and I promote them on Facebook & word of mouth.
15.) Do you have advice for aspiring authors?
To keep writing until you finish your story. You can always go back and tweak it later in the editing stage.