My major influences are anime and manga (particularly Shonen Jump). I have also read many literary classics of the 19th and 20th-centuries. Lately I have begun reading steampunk, so I expect that will be a large influence on my writing. I have also been influenced by the humor of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's series. I like Stephen King and Dean Coontz, though I'm not sure how much they influence me.
Also, the French Revolution has been a good source of ideas as it was a very exciting time and is interesting to read about.
I would love to work for an anime or videogame magazine (paper or online) as a contributor.
Currently reading: Rise of the Iron Moon by Stephen Hunt