My literary influences have been mostly the great first person narrative writers, i.e.- Kerouac, Salinger, Hunter S. Thompson, and Twain. My influences as far as my novels is simply life at large. Life unconventional, and my tumultuous travels. I've always been a wordsmith of sorts, but it wasn't until I coalesced my experiences with the pen, that the quill popped a nosebleed and I became enamored with the endless possibilities of the written word. I have one published novel out entitled, The Interstate Generation available at Barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, etc.
I am only 26, but don't discount me because of my age. I've put on the miles across the board. Lived in over ten states, been AK fodder in Kuwait, and loved and lost more times than I can count. I'm my own worst enemy, but its all ammunition for my writing, magnified in my latest offering, Ripping Off The American Dream, available December of 2008. www.rippingofftheamericandream.weebly.com
I live in Oregon now.