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Brief Introduction

Not sure what everyone else uses for their first blog post, so I’ll take some time to introduce myself:

I’m 25.  I’m a graduate of North Carolina State University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Japanese.  I currently live in Southern Maryland.

I wrote a lot as a kid.  I began a new story (or 3 or 4) every school year but rarely completed them.  I finally finish one when I was 16.  It was about ninjas.  It was really bad.

Communion, my first completed novel worth self-publishing, will be released October 1st.  Writing it was a labor of love (sometimes more of a labor), but I’m eagerly looking forward to writing about Les and the other dhampir in the near future.

My values as a writer include:

Write High-Quality Books

Notice I didn’t phrase it as a “writing a good story.”  While this is paramount to having a good book, another aspect writers need to think about is the quality of the book.  A riveting story can easily be ruined by typos and poor editing.

Diversity

The Young Adult fiction is in desperate need of more stories from a male perspective.  Even more scarce are male protagonists of minority.  Communion and my other current project (which is still untitled) both center around African-American males in high school.  I use a cast from different racial and religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Integrity

What does this have to do with writing books?  The books that you write say a lot about you as a person.  I want my books to have a good message.  That doesn’t mean that I always use morally good characters or non-offensive content.  But even the worst of us have something to say that could benefit the rest.

Entertainment

If I didn’t have fun writing it, I doubt you’ll have fun reading it.

So that’s all for now.  I have a condensed version of this in the “About” section.  Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know or see added to that section.