A child of the 1980s, CP was born to pretend. He loved to create intricate plots based on his favorite shows. In time, his interests expanded into horror, sci-fi, action, and comedy. His favorite books were Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and Star Trek.
Never one to do things the easy way, CP refused to learn to read in school, so his dad taught him through comic books. Following along with his dad, CP picked up reading in a couple of weeks.
Everything he’s read or has seen has influenced him in some way as he creates his own worlds.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
CPB: Honestly, I think professionally in 2010, but realistically when I was a kid. I always loved to write stories, but never really sat down and did it after grade school for whatever reason.
- How long does it take to write your book(s)?
CPB: That depends on the book. When I first started, they took me up to nine months to complete, now, I can finish them in a month or two if I’m ambitious.
- What is your work schedule like when writing a book?
CPB: Every day starts our with an hour or networking, but after that, I write whenever and where ever I can. It does get a little hectic at times. lol
- Where do you get your ideas or information for your book?
CPB: Mostly the world around me. I’ll see or hear something that gets an idea started. Like a planted seed, it then grows with a axing.
- When did you write your first book?
CPB: I started Call of Poseidon in 2010, and it was published in 2011/2012.
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
CPB: Relax with a good book or music. Though I do enjoy some throwback 80s television. lol
- What does your family think of your writing?
CPB: That’s a good question. They’ve accepted it, and I know my dad was proud of me. Beyond that, I honestly have no idea. lol
- What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?
CPB: This is going to get me into trouble, but what not to do and to vet everyone before entering into a deal of any kind.
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
CPB: Nineteen, including my recently completed WIP. My favorite is a tie between The Slasher Experience, Toll the Bell, and Trinity (current WIP). I can’t pick one. lol
- Any tips/suggestions on getting started?
CPB: Do what feel right to you. 95% of the rules you’ll hear about are opinions and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Take what works for you and discard the rest.
- What do you think makes a good story?
CPB: For me, it’s the characters. If the characters are interesting and grow, I’m a fan.
- As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
CPB: Oh boy. Um… a rock star (no musical talent), a sports star (limited talent), and a storyteller. I’ve succeeded in my third choice. lol
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