What is your preferred writing genre?
Mystery - because everything I write turns into one. Actually, you can create a mystery in any other genre - paranormal mysteries, romantic
mysteries, historical mysteries.
How does writing impact other parts of your life?
It’s the other parts of my life that impacts my writing. I have a solid hour between 4am and 5am every morning to write. After that, I may get 5-10 minutes a couple times a day to add a few lines to my work in progress.
What are some of your other published works?
My earliest published works date to the mid 1980s, and were computer science topics such as “Generating Square-Roots using Newton’s Method,” “Approximating PI with a Buffon’s Needle Simulation,” and “Principles of Parsing Computer Languages”. After that, most of my articles were on photography and music, and then, in the early 2000’s, about 100 articles on the history of food.
What is your advice to writers?
“Find your own voice. If your writing sounds like you speak, then you’re there. If it sounds like someone else is speaking, go back and rewrite it. Don’t change your voice because it’s more marketable, or closer to what a specific market is looking for; find the market that matches your voice.
What's up next for you?
I began a new short story series, this time, set in contemporary Tokyo. It falls into paranormal territory and, yes, they’re mysteries. There’s two stories so far, and I haven’t gotten around to polishing them up for submission yet. Soon.
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