My first attempt at writing was a nonfiction book about the problems of the U.S. economy. Although I never mentioned it in this book, I believe a revolution is imminent in the United States. Thus, I wrote my first novel as a joke about a dictator rising up and taking control of the U.S. government. Then the dictator, Jerrick Ray Davis, builds an empire, and puts Americans back to work.
I worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a year. My colleagues and I saw and experienced many unusual events. We often joked about writing a novel about our employer. With a little free time last summer, I wrote my second novel about a romance that takes place in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I come from outside the writing profession. The one author that I look for guidance is Earnst Hemingway, and his direct, simple, but highly effective writing.