- What are your preferred pronouns?
They/she with a growing preference for they/them.
- What are your dogs’ names?
Moo is our 8yo English bulldog, and Shiro is our 3yo mutt.
- You have a pet SNAKE?!
I do! His name is Sebastian and he’s a 9yo ball python. I also have a bearded dragon named Charmander and a leopard gecko called Spock. In the past, I’ve had a turtle, a blue tongued skink, an Argentine tegu, a Columbian red-tail boa, a pair of uromastyx, and several other geckos and bearded dragons. I’ve also had pet rats and no, they weren’t snake food!
- Who’s this “M” you’re always talking about?
She’s my niece! Jen and I are very close with her, and I like to share our adventures with everyone! But we call her “M” as a way of protecting her instead of using her real name.
- Who is your literary agent?
The fabulous Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary Agency.
- Are you writing a sequel to Forward March / will you ever write a spin-off for x character?
Never say never, but right now, I don’t have any plans to write a sequel or any spin-offs. I do, however, plan on writing a few short stories set in the FM world to show what everyone is up to, specifically Ben and Christian!
- Will your book(s) be published in x country or in x language?
I would love for my books to go international! However, whether or not they do isn’t up to me.
- I’m an author, too! Can you blurb my book?
Maybe! For blurb requests, please contact my agent, Moe Ferrara.
- I wrote this really cool book! Could you read it and give me feedback?
Unfortunately, no! But there are plenty of ways to connect with beta readers online, who read your book and can offer you the feedback you’re looking for!
- Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Keep reading, especially books in the genre you’re wanting to write in! Also remember that publishing isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, so keep going and never give up.
- Your top three books… Go!
The Hollow Star Saga by Ashley Shuttleworth, City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Some other favorites are The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas, Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, and Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson.