19 March 2019


Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who? 
Actually no—I’m pretty happy with how I turned out, you know. Everything I ever did, every obstacle I overcame has led me to this. It’s made me the person I am today. Wishing for another skin or another life, would be like dismissing everything I ever achieved in life, like swiping away all the victories under the doormat.

What did you do on your last birthday? 
I’ve never been big on celebrations. It was a work-day, so I went to work. I brought my colleagues home-made cake though, to share at lunch-time. Had a simple dinner with my family when I came home; all very low-key.

What part of the writing process do you dread? 
The editing isn’t my forte—verb tenses and coma placements are though on me. But, I’m lucky to have a good team to help me with that part. I have a wonderful editor and a nitpicky proofreader.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? 
Not really. I find that outlining is a good remedy. Writer’s block happens when you don’t know where your story goes. When you’re working off a detailed outline, the writing flows a lot easier. It may not work for everyone; but I learned a long time ago that it’s what’s best for me.

Tell us about your latest release. 
“Evil Embers” is the second book in my Vale Investigation series (a mix of classic noir detective and urban fantasy). Each book can be read as a standalone, and chronicles the exploits of private investigator Bellamy Vale, Death’s envoy on Earth. 

In “Evil Embers” Vale is desperately looking for a simple, vanilla case—no monster of otherworldly creatures involved. When businessman Eli Smith hires him to find his missing sister, Sarit, Vale is all too happy to oblige. Of course, if he’d known what monsters and unsavory creatures were lurking about in Smith’s shadows, he might have thought about it twice.

Originally posted @ Casey’s Corner