My first love was art. I liked drawing landscapes the most. With the loss of my motor function I turned to writing. One of the first influences was when I attended an English Class in my Sophmore-Junior years in High School. My teacher, Mr. Kerr, made English/lit interesting and he opened my mind to writing. I especially liked making up a story and trying to put myself into the characters' shoes. It wasn't until a few years later when I began to experiment with poetry and a short story which took off and became my first novel. I continue to write from day to day.
I like to read alot and the authors who have influenced me are Jack Higgins and Tom Clancy. I also like the classics like Jack London, Hemingway, and Shakespeare. I also observe great story tellers like George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg.