Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a retired NYC police officer, father of two beautiful daughters, and I live on Long Island NY with my wife Tricia, and my girls.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was inspired to write Destiny Revealed by my daughters. It was their love of fantasy fiction that drew me to the genre. As more and more books about vampires became popular, they urged me to write something about wizards and The Destiny Trilogy was born.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The main message of Destiny Revealed is the importance of family and friends. A person can grow and learn who they are with help. Nothing has to be done alone. Relying on others, gaining strength and inspiration from them is important in making each or us a strong, caring person.
How did you come up with the title?
While writing Destiny Revealed I saw the story was about fulfilling ones life mission, or destiny. However, in order to do that we must first discover what that destiny is. I broke it down into three parts, and the first is revealing your destiny to yourself. So, Destiny Revealed seemed appropriate.
What are your current projects?
Book one of The Destiny Trilogy will be out this fall, and I am currently working on book three and I have some ideas for a couple of stand-alone novels, and an epic fantasy series that will require a great deal of research.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I've always had a fondness for reading, so I guess my desire to write was born from that and I began to jot down ideas, small stories, even screenplays while still in high school.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I think the hardest part of writing The Destiny Trilogy was to keep it consistent and not to reveal too much. Planning for three books and writing one at a time can be difficult as you try to stretch and add things without giving away what's going to happen two books later.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I'm pretty happy with the way Destiny Revealed turned out so, I don't think I'd change anything.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
My advice to other writers would be to read everything, not just the genre you write in and to keep plugging along. Others will say give up, rejection notices will pile up, but just have faith and keep going. It took me thirty years to get published, so I'm proof the perseverance pays off.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
First off, I'd like to thank all those who purchased Destiny Revealed, your support truly means a lot. Second, because I write for a young audience I'd like to just encourage them to keep reading. Reading builds vocabulary, develops the imagination, and leads to success.