Not at all. I did create a comic book one time with characters that resembled the X-Men. I still have it to this day.
What, or who, has been the greatest inspiration for your stories?
God’s love. The relentless desire He has for people becoming more than what they imagine themselves to be. Love, is the one element that perpetually drives the foundation of the book.
What’s your greatest comfort food?
Brownies and ice-cream. Very bad.
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Which cartoon character is most like you?
Lion-O from The Thundercats. He wants so badly to ascend to his rightful position, but learns that everything takes time.
What were you like as a young reader? And when did you know that you wanted to write?
I struggled for a very long time to find my comfort with reading, especially out loud. I always anticipated the moment that I would stumble over a word and my classmate would correct me. Now, I do presentations for eight hour seminars and public speaking engagements, and I mis-read things all the time; doesn’t bother me one bit. I apologize and keep it moving.
Could you describe your road to publication for us?
Bumpy at best. I queried literary agents and anticipated their responses, praying before I read their email. Talk about stress. Finally, I contacted Firefly (my current publisher) directly and sent my first five chapters. They liked it and we began working on the editing piece, cutting away the fat and leaving only the essential elements of the story. Months later, all that was left was to design the cover.
Thank you, Braxton, now let's shoot some pool!
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