|My 1st con|
Check out Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.
|My 2nd con|
My first convention happened in 1989. It was the Atlanta Fantasy Fair in Atlanta, GA. My second con was Dragon*Con that same year. I’ve been attending cons ever since. I love ‘em. I would do more if I could, but they can get expensive and sadly, very few cons are offering to cover my travel so I do the ones I can.
Q: Have you ever created a character that you didn't connect with but audiences loved?
Q: Do you ever see an end to your Harold Palmer series or do you intend to write him as frequently as you are allowed?
I would love to do a new Harold Palmer thriller every year. We’ll see how that goes. As long as the stories continue to work and I’m having fun with him, I want to keep doing novels with the character. I do not have an end planned for Harold Palmer yet.
Q: Which of your original characters is heavily based on someone you love or admire in real life?
Although the characters were not originally intended as such, I found that giving Harold Palmer and his brother, Franklin in my novel, Evil Ways the same personalities as myself and my brother helped bring them to life. I also created comic strip characters out of my parents and brother for a kid’s magazine once. Strip ran for 12 years. Since they’re all copyrighted, I like to joke with the family that I own them. (HA! HA)
|Yep. I own 'em. :)|
Q: After finishing a first draft, do you wait before editing? How long?
Sometimes I wait a day if I can. This is dependent on deadlines, of course. There are times where you don’t have the option to wait so then I dive right in.
Q: Who is your favorite Super Friend?
Q: When was the last time you threw up your hands and stepped away from a work in progress? What inspiration brought you back to that project?
There have been times when I'm just not in the mood to work on a particular project and will step away for a bit. A little distance, I've found, helps from time to time.
Q: Why are so many Pulp Fictioneers in the South? What's in the water? ;)
|Pulpsters on parade|
Q: What's the first thing you ever wrote? The word experience that told you that you wanted to be an author?
I started out writing comic books for the purpose of having stories to draw. When my first comic was published, I was over the moon and it inspired me to continue. It wasn’t until I started writing prose stories, starting with short stories that I thought that writing might be a good career for me. When I wrote (and completed) Evil Ways, I was hooked.
|Just another day at the con|
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