Chris: I listen to guitar-driven rock when I write. It pumps me up.
Paul: What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?
Chris: I love both romantic suspense and romantic comedy. Lisa Gardner is my fave in terms of romantic suspense. I like a variety of people who write romantic comedy, no favorite authors per se, but any story that has an animal in it.
Paul: If someone had the power to step into your creative mind what would they see?
Chris: Have you seen an episode of Hoarders? That’s probably what they would see. Not a lot of organization, but bits of lots of things I may use in the future.
Paul: What is a typical day for you?
Chris: I wish there was such a thing. Mostly I get up, eat breakfast, go through e-mails, workout, write, go to day job, maybe revise when I get home.
Paul: How do you find the time to write?
Chris: I have started plotting out the story I’m writing so I can pick up the thread of it anytime. So whenever I have a spare moment, I sit down and write.
Paul: What is one thing you hope I do not tell the readers?
Chris: That my books are terrible.
Paul: Do you plot your stories or do you just get an idea and run with it?
Chris: I used to be a pantser, but I don’t have that luxury. Some days I only have snatches of time so I need to be able to jump right into the story.
Chris: The next book I hope to indie publish will be a romantic comedy. This is a departure for me. Along Comes Pauly is about a vegetarian veterinarian who wants to build a no-kill shelter but can’t seem to scrape together the money. She meets the heir to a hot dog fortune who had to give money to a charity. Seems like a match made in heaven, but she won’t take money that was made by killing animals.
Paul: What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you have any hobbies or party tricks?
Chris: I love to cross-stitch, but haven’t done that in a while. I work part-time helping my boss run a CPR training center for our local hospital. I wish I could tell you something interesting, but as I have two teen boys who keep me hopping that’s pretty much what I do.
Paul: Well thanks, Chris. I wish you every success for the future.
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Chris' latest book: Corpse Whisperer (Amazon)