I began my first novel at the young age of eight years old. I must have been peripherally influenced by Planet of the Apes somehow, as it featured a cast of monkeys living in a British forest. I came back to the story a number of times through the years and eventually submitted it to my English teacher in the tenth grade for a creative writing assignment. She didn't think it was very good.
From that time forward, I realized the importance of a cohesive and believable plot while writing a story you expect people to take the time to finish. I wish I remembered my tenth grade English teacher's name; I would certainly send her a thank you note for the lesson.
While teaching English in Southeast Asia, I unknowingly stumbled into the fascinating realm of historical fiction. From the War of Troy to Waterloo, history just seemed to resonate with me in a way modern day stories failed to. Ancient Rome is my first love and is the focus of the majority of my writings.
My first full length novel is MAGNUS: Rising Sun, the first book in three-part series starring the incredible Gnaeus Pompeius, also known as Pompey the Great.