||Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: How did you get the
Answer: I worked at Microsoft,
OK? When the Internet was just coming into its
own, everyone on my project team (Transpoint...a
product that Microsoft later sold) searched for the
availability of their last name and registered it.
Question: Did you ever meet
Answer: Yes, and no.
When I first started at Microsoft, all 40 of us
ex-Fox people were gathered in a room and he came in
to greet us. In my seven years at Microsoft,
that's about as close as I got.
Question: Do you have any more
books coming out?
Answer: I'm always working on something. I
currently have six books and a couple short stories
in print. You can find them all on my
library page. My most
recent novel is Frayed,
another book in the world of DarkTrench. I plan to
re-release Mask in late 2016.
Question: So...Amish Vampires and
Zombies? What is that about?
Answer: You can find everything you
want to know about those two books on their pages.
AViS is here, and AZfS is
Question: Do you think you'll
ever code again?
Answer: Actually, when a
relative decided to run for political office lin
2008, I did get a chance to code again.
and—dun, dunna, na—FoxPro! I found the FoxPro
version especially fun. I used the latest
version—9.0, and if nothing else, the experience
gave me a greater appreciation for just how robust
and powerful FoxPro is. I got to eat my own dog
food, and liked it! (Though, I can't say the product
is really mine anymore, there is certainly
still parts of me in it.)
Question: What writing books have
you found helpful?
Answer: Self Editing for
Fiction Writers by Browne & King,
Five Pages by Noah Lukeman,
Book Contract by Mark L. Levine, and
Writing by Stephen King.
do I find a publisher?
Answer: Get a
Writer's Market for information about
publishers. Also, scour the Internet.
Remember, publishers are usually specific about the
genre (type) of books they are looking for. Search
out those that match your book.
Question: How can I help promote
Answer: I appreciate you asking
that question! Book marketing is tough work, and by
no means am I an expert.
I do have a few good