I wanted to write something different; something that avoided predictability and presented interesting characters, warts and all.
As a boy I read Somerset Maugham... I imagined myself on a hill in the Mediterranean writing a great novel... I do write on a hill overlooking the Med!
I've always enjoyed writing, and had a teacher in high school who encouraged me. She was a tough teacher, and students hated her! I was disappointed when I "got stuck" in her class, but after my second assignment, she pulled me aside and said, "You have promise." While I didn't believe her at the time
Being profoundly misunderstood as a kid and showing those people they were wrong about me.

What inspired you to write?
I never set out to write a novel, let alone a Christian romance. After all, I was a small town journalist who morphed into a higher education and local government public relations professional. Romance fiction seemed “fluffy” and irrelevant. I had read very few Christian romances, but Catherine Marshall’s “Christy”

It was my desire to scare readers that prompted and inspired me to write. As well as my love for stories and wanting to write something that no one else had.
Coming to a fork in the road is what inspired me. At that time I basically became a walking dead man. Prison had hardened me. This ornery environment suffocates dreams and kills all hope. I sat in my cell one day wanting more, needing more. I just didn't know how. But the next question will
Writing has always come easily to me ever since I began studying journalism in college. I was a newspaper reporter, journalism professor, and editor of national newsletters before I turned to fiction.
The desire to share, to educate and shock and help make the world a better place.