What inspired you to pursue a career as a novelist?
When I was 14, my parents sent me to Washington DC, on a school trip. That was the first spark that got me interested in writing, but it also inspired me to work for the federal government. When I was a senior in high school, I met my best friend, whose father was the Fleet Master Chief of the Sixth Fleet. After that, I met some other exceptional individuals throughout my college years. These individuals also made a significant impact on my writings. My main interests have always been World War Two and time travel. So, I incorporated all three in my books.
Tell me about One Way Roads.
One Way Roads is the continuation and picks up where We Know Your Name, the prequel, leaves off. He is recruited to join Project Pegasus, a U.S. time-travel exploration program, to alter World War Two by saving Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Erik discovers that an alternate plan to kill another highly influential individual has already been set in motion. As it turns out, the death of this individual will ultimately result in the Germans using rockets armed with atomic warheads…in 1944. Now he has a moral dilemma to end all moral dilemmas: to save humanity, he must keep Adolf Hitler alive.
You wrote We Know Your Name, the prequel in the Project Pegasus Series. Are there more books in the works for the series, and can you tell us more about them?
I’m currently working on the third book, Horizons Without Boundaries (which is nearly finished), and the fourth book, Between Methods and Madness, the first draft is completed. Both books deal with the main character traveling back in time to World War Two. All I can say now is Horizons Without Boundaries deals with the Battle of Britain and JFK, and Between Methods and Madness deals with D-Day.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I get most of my ideas from reference books, documents from WW2, and government sources which advise me about procedures and how specific individuals would react.
What is your favorite genre to write in?
I enjoy writing historical/speculative fiction novels because I love creating stories about my main character meeting people throughout history. I love getting lost in experiences of the past.
What is your branding statement?
Governments can change the past…but at what cost?
What is the primary benefit, above all others, that your potential reader will gain from reading this book?
Changing history for your own ends has a cost.
If you had to compare this book to any other book out there, which book would it be?
Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, which was turned into the movie Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford as Joe Turner, was trying to find out why his section was hit by using his skills and resourcefulness. Turner, like my main character, has no support team to aid him. Therefore, he has to reach his objective on his own. I added the time travel element.
Hundreds of thousands of books come out every year. Why should someone buy THIS book?
Almost every World War Two book about Hitler is about how they tried to kill him or plots that have failed. My novel adds the moral dilemma of keeping him alive to save more lives.
Who is my target audience?
All genders, from young adults to adults, those who love history and spy novels. What I hope my readers will learn from reading my book is even if you can travel back in time to change past events, it does not mean you have to because the outcome may not be what you expect.