What can we expect from you in the future?
I am here for the long haul. I know a lot of authors say that and want to succeed in this industry, but I’m not just saying it. I’m actually planning for it. I’m already working on the next series I’m planning on publishing. I am working on getting those books published in late 2021 and early 2022. I hope to have a third series outlined and ready to be written as soon as I finish this new series. I am also planning on a pen name or two. I am working on getting a foothold in the Urban Fantasy genre first. Once I get a good following there, I’m going to be working on my second pen name. In the meantime, to satisfy my craving to write different types of stories, I have a Patreon where I publish a short story every month. It’s been a lot of fun because I’ve been able to write anything I want. I am definitely looking forward to all the projects I’ve got planned for the future.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
I thought about what exactly my main character was going through in this book. He has this
awakening to his powers and abilities, but he also has an awakening of what it means to judge others. He has to take a step back and come to terms with the fact that he has blindly hated witches for no other reason than that’s what he’s been taught. He has this big awakening about everything he’s been taught in life. I thought titling my book The Awakening was perfect.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
My characters definitely hijack my story. In the first draft, Jameson and the crew ended up meeting this little girl who freaks out at Jameson. That’s how we first find out he’s the Guardian of Spirits. It was a pretty freaky moment, but it also didn’t fit in with the story at all. That didn’t stop my characters from hijacking plenty of other moments in the story. Some of them actually stayed, like the interaction with Jameson and his dad on the bridge. I totally didn’t plan for that to happen.