Zeedub Selfies is an ongoing series where I talk to myself like a reclusive weirdo. Which, in truth, I am. I developed a simple tool for authors to hone their interview skills with random questions, which ended up being way more fun than intended. And so, I thought it would be amusing to record my own answers from time to time.

Zeedub Selfies: Blobs, Breaks, and Anthony Bourdain

Zeedub Selfies: Blobs, Breaks, and Anthony Bourdain

What was the inspiration for your latest story? For Nimi: When First Contact Becomes Last Call, I took inspiration from several sci-fi classics like The War of the Worlds and The Day the Earth Stood Still. I am always looking for tropes to satirize...

Zeedub Selfies: Covers, Quotes, and Captain Kirk

Zeedub Selfies: Covers, Quotes, and Captain Kirk

Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel? Oh yes, which I imagine is a commonality with most debut authors. What is truly unique about the first novel is the lack of pressure. You have all the time in the world to finish it...

Zeedub Selfies: Balance, Boons, and Bonkersville

Zeedub Selfies: Balance, Boons, and Bonkersville

What has your experience been like as an indie author? It's been a roller coaster, that's for sure. The first year after publishing my debut novel was total insanity. I had no idea what I was doing and relied heavily on the experiences of other...

Zeedub Selfies: Sparks, Parks, and Chasing Dragons

Zeedub Selfies: Sparks, Parks, and Chasing Dragons

Do you pen down revelations and ideas as you get them, right then and there? Sometimes. I have a running list of notes and ideas that I keep on my phone. But on the other hand, I also think that if an idea is worth remembering, then you will. If I...

Zeedub Selfies: Tips, Tortillas, and Tom Morello

Zeedub Selfies: Tips, Tortillas, and Tom Morello

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? I am about to publish my sixth novel (The Mortal Vestige, Book Three of the Immortal Wake), which completes my second trilogy. I have also published three Max and the Multiverse shorts, which...

Zeedub Selfies: Plotting, Pantsing, and Puppeteering

Zeedub Selfies: Plotting, Pantsing, and Puppeteering

Do you work with an outline, or just write? Ah, the plotter vs. pantser distinction. I employ a little bit of both, depending on the material. For the Immortal Wake series, I need glossaries and outlines just to keep the details straight. A great...

Zeedub Selfies: Alaska, Death, and Snarky Cats

Zeedub Selfies: Alaska, Death, and Snarky Cats

Where was a place you've visited on vacation that you'd go back to tomorrow? Sitka, Alaska. My wife and I lived in Seattle for several years and Alaska was a common vacation spot due to its proximity. We visited several towns, but Sitka remains our...

Zeedub Selfies: Coffee, Nerds, and Fan-Fiction

Zeedub Selfies: Coffee, Nerds, and Fan-Fiction

How often do you go on book tours? I have never done an official book tour, but I remain active on the convention circuit. You can find me at comic cons and literary events around the US and Canada. As of this posting, I am also scheduled to give a...

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