Why do you like writing?
: It's a challenge to produce something that could actually be entertaining to read.
When did you start writing and why?
: I started writing at the age of 18. I found that I could amuse myself and even expand the limits of how I think.
How long have you been writing?
: 13 years, off and on. Inspiration comes and goes. Sometimes I'll write in large amounts. I have also gone more than a year without writing a single word.
What is the best book you have ever read?
: The Rum Diary, by Hunter S. Thompson
Who is your favorite author?
: Norman Mailer
What is the best story you have ever written?
: I write poetry, but they tell stories too. I have a good one about an office Halloween BBQ party.
What is some advice you would give new writers?
: The real good stuff cannot be forced. If the words are not flowing effortlessly, put the pen down don't worry about it. It's kind of like a cat stuck up in a tree. You can reach for it all day, without success. But if you walk away and go turn on the baseball game or something, the cat will climb down on its own and jump right in your lap.