“No, Joe, I don’t believe in superheroes.” The first sentence for my first completed novel. It’s not the first sentence anymore, but it did start this crazy journey.
Since I wrote my first novel, I’ve learned a lot about the industry and the process of writing, editing, revising, and querying. I still have a lot more to learn.
I have two diplomas in Fish and Wildlife technology. It’s not a traditional background for a writer, but I’m a firm believer that anyone can write if they put in the effort and time to perfect their manuscript. A lot of what I learned in College is applied in my writing. From the discipline to conduct in-depth research on minor and major subjects and attention to detail. Specific subjects have significantly helped with the technical side of writing great details, aside from English and technical writing, such as; geography, GIS, Cartography, biology, Wildlife, and Big game management, Pathology, limnology, Ecology, Animal behavior, Forestry, Drilling and Blasting related to mining and geology study, Heavy machinery operations, Forestry, and more.
I tend to do a lot of research; I like to know about things. Whether it’s how, or the depth that an axe will sink into a torso and what damage it causes. I want to know as many possible outcomes there could be and work between them.
I have two blogs, this one, where I share my experiences and tricks, etc. that I’ve learned about writing since my journey began and ‘Your Daily Word Prompt’ where I showcase a new word every day for myself and for anyone who wishes to participate. I enjoy my writing community on Twitter.
Lastly, I try my best to be a positive person and a good influence. I prefer to lift people up than step on them. I am married to a supportive, caring, and funny man. We have one child, a witty and funloving boy who loves being outdoors. I have three cats because we’re crazy cat people. I currently have five stand-alone books completed and in the queue for editing and revising before they are ready for querying. I have a series I wrote called BiaAtlas that will undergo a rewrite in the next year or so.