About the Author
I was born on Friday the 13th a long time ago in a far away galaxy. I went to Catholic grade and high school.
My first published article appeared in the July, 1965 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine for model train hobbyists. I was 17 years old.
I totally confused my New Jersey and went to college at the University of Arizona – had never been further west than Philadelphia. Got a degree in History & Governemnt and strated law school. Interrupted by the Nixon lotto when I drafted into the Army in 1970. After two amazing years (in Vol. 2 of my autobiography), I went back to law school. Finished 1 1/2 years of law school (guess I’m a half-assed lawyer) and worked for the City of Tucson in the City Clerk’s office. Then weirdly got hired as a Park Ranger out of the blue (also somewhere in the autobiography of 3 volumes.
Then the Park Rangers were disbanded (Jim Ronstadt, Linda’s brother needed $250,000 to repair his new wiped out golf course) so I headed to Las Vegas to make my living betting on baseball games (I had a system!) Of that didn’t work (see why my autobiography is aptly titled “My Only Crime Was Being Born”?
So I went back to college at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and got a second degree in Accounting.
Since then I have been an auditor with the US Army and now the Air Force written audit reports for over 30 years. I first wrote my book in the 1987 in Seoul, Korea. I have extensively revised and improved my investing book since then. Also I have written my own newsletter showing the best stocks for my book for over 15 years.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I like many erotic books and have had many ideas about what is erotica and felt let down by many books. All of a sudden many different erotic ideas entered my head inspired by books I’ve read and people I have met. So I wrote another book besides my investing book about very naïve mothers and daughters who are taught the path to full and total pleasure – it is definitely an “Adults Only Erotic Fantasy that I am quite proud of. The title of that book is The Island of Wanted Submission – it is available on Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/241161
It is highly erotic and full of real romanticism .
Tell us about how you write:
I wrote most of my books by dictating to Dragon Naturally Speaking. I find I can talk much faster than I type and most day would write 5,00-10,000 words – rather than writer’s block I have writer’s diarrhea.
I have my computer in my sunroom so I can look out at trees and birds eating at my bird feeder. I always play music, music energizes my writing.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I did outline ideas and then did the writing – a one sentence idea could fill 20 pages. My erotic adult romantic book is about 70,000 words and roughly 1170 pages in Word and God knows how many in the ebook on Smashwordsd
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you feel, blend people you know or have met in your life into your book – you’ll write a better book. And I hate censorship in any form (unless I’m the censor) so write what you feel and remember ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Based on poverty and the fact that hundreds of publishers and agents turned me down I luckily found Smashwords which lets authors publish for free, has editing services (that costs a little) and has many links and ways you can get free publicity (I always puy Smashword twitter links up that they have already created
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of publishing is self-publishing ebooks. At best real publishers might take a sniff in ebooks and find one they like and offer to publish in book or paperback form…don’t hold your breath
What genres do you write:: investing, 3 autobiographies, adult erotic books, and 3 volumes of my best tweets – economics & Politics, sarcasm & inspirational tweets
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print
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