I grew up in Chicago as an infulential member of its underground music scene. Growing up as a voracious reader, words and diction became 2nd nature, with my works being published in both high school and college journals... although I never truly had a passion to be a writer as a youth.
Becoming an avid traveler as I matured, I would spend my down-time reading classic novels like CATCHER IN THE RYE, THE OUTSIDERS, or TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.... and hating them! I thought they were boring at best, and uninsightful at the least, and I decided that I could do better. So I guess I became a writer to fill the void that I found in the material I read.
Consolidating all of the skills I posessed, I was bent on making a literary experience; so I write books, then include a musical score/soundtrack with them. The music reinforces the book's theme, and it's an intertaining addition. I also incorporated my love of art into what I could only describe as animated Cliff Notes, so the most poignant parts of the books can be depicted.
Authors I actually like would include people like Jack DuBrul, James Patterson, Michael Creigton, and James Stewart because of the way they incorporate their life's passions into a storyline that makes their books both entertaining and informative.