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Q & A TIME!
Q1. Of all the things you could have done, why write?
A. I’ve always loved storytelling so writing is a natural extension of that aspect of my personality. It’s very rewarding for me to bring characters to life on the page and send them on some kind of journey where they learn something. At least, that is the ultimate goal.
Q2. How do you juggle writing with your daily life? (Especially if you aren’t a full-time writer)
A. It’s tough. Coming up with a premise is very specific exercise where I sit down and brainstorm ideas for an hour at a time until I find something worth pursuing. I may do a couple brainstorming sessions or a dozen, it depends on inspiration and is therefore unpredictable. Once I have begun writing though, I think about the story at random times: while driving, waiting in line at the store, or showering in the morning. Since I don’t get to write every day, I’ll scribble down ideas as they come to me. Usually, it’s a line or two of dialog. In some cases, it’s an idea for a new chapter. They are the fuel I’ll use to write when I get a chance to sit down at my laptop.
Q3. How do you know your story is done and is ready for publication?
A. I read the story out loud and hear how it sounds. If the writing is good and the characters sound real, if it feels like a complete story that I enjoy, I’ll turn it over to be copy edited and published.
Q4. Favourite Word?
Genre: Young Adult, Action/Adventure, Coming-of-Age
In the spirit of The Goonies and Stand By Me comes an exciting new tale about adventure, friendship and risking it all for the Atari 2600.
It’s the autumn of 1977. Twelve-year-old Andy Astoria’s life is about to change forever. His aunt dies, leaving behind a farmhouse full of treasures. And the Atari 2600 is about to be unleashed on throngs of adoring fans at Middlebrook Junior High.
On a perfect Halloween day, Andy convinces his best friends, Carl and Teddy, to skip trick-or-treating. Their mission? Search his aunt’s farmhouse for cash so they can purchase their generation’s Holy Grail. Two tiny problems. They’ll have to navigate the winding hills of northern New Jersey to get there. And manage to outrun Andy’s pack of crazy, greed-fueled relatives hot on their trail.
Will they make it to the farmhouse in one piece? Will Andy discover something more important than the treasure? When in doubt, leave the candy…and go for the LOOT!