I am a Former Native, “Over 30 Years,” of Rockport Texas, “Ground Zero of Hurricane Harvey,” and also a Graduate of Rockport-Fulton High School.
I am an Ex Carnie who has traveled over 14 states, the Bahamas and Barbados in the West Indies.
I’ve spent over 15 years in the lawn and landscape industy and in my youth bounced from the Fast Food Industry,Oil Field, Retreader in a Tire Shop, and a UPS Driver to Now a Published Author.
My hobbies include Photography, Digital Art, “I do my own book covers,” Painter, Poet, Gardener, Reader of Great Novels, “Thanks to Mrs. Duggan and Mrs. Turner,” Asian Antique Collector and Lover of anything outdoors.
I Currently Live in Colorado with my Soul Mate, “the love of my life,” and our, “Akita/husky mix,” Loki.
He has the most pale blue eyes I have ever seen.
I have written 3 Novels, “YEAR OF THE CICADA, FATHER MAY I & THE FLESHEATERS,” and 4 Short storybooks, “DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE 1, DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE 2-CRITTERS, JITTERS & SHIVERS and DLTBB 3 – OOEY, GOOEY AND CHEWY,THE GREENMAN’S BEDTIME STORIES plus JUST JELLIES.
I’m so looking forward to many more years of writing and hopefully having Tons of Fans who will enjoy my work and who will Always tell their friends.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
EG: The first time the writing bug hit me was way back in High School during a poetry contest where I happily won 1st place.
My 2nd attempt was in 1993 at the American poet’s society competition in Washington D.C, sadly I don’t not win that time.
- How long does it take to write your book(s)?
EG: It usually takes me a few months if I stick with it and make it a priority over everything else.
- What is your work schedule like when writing a book?
EG: I usually start after my other half has left for work in the morning, “around 8am,” and end up wrapping things up between 3 – 5 pm.
- Where do you get your ideas or information for your book?
EG: The ideas for my books seem to just pop in my head at the most random times or while watching horror, documentary or investigative shows.
- When did you write your first book?
EG: My Fist officially published book, “YEAR OF THE CICADA,” was in 2019. My first attempt and soon to be published novel, “M.A.D,” was started around 1990.
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
EG: The biggest consumer of my time when not writing is self-promotion and keeping my social media alive and interesting.
- What does your family think of your writing?
EG: My Mom is amazed that I’m able to achieve such an accomplishment that she considers a very daunting task. My other family members, “other than a famous cousin who is also a writer,” see it as, that’s cool.
- What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?
EG: The biggest surprise to me, is that I actually have a knack for writing and storytelling.
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
EG: To date, I have 8 books to my name and my favorite book is my unexpected children’s series DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE.
- Any tips/suggestions on getting started?
EG: Take your time and realize that you’re not on a deadline. Just breathe and let the story speak to you as it wishes to be written, dirty words and all.
- What do you think makes a good story?
EG: To me, a good story doesn’t over kill you in describing the scenes, reads as if an adult with some understanding of literature wrote it and I’m not inclined to put it down before finishing that first chapter.
- As a child, What did you want to do when you grew up?
EG: As most kids of my era, a fireman at first, then a doctor and finally a Pentecostal preacher. Thankfully, I ended up becoming who I was meant to be E.A. Green / The Greenman.