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Hi, Randy. Welcome to the Writers4Higher family!
Tell me about yourself. Your book(s), your life, your inspiration.
First, thank you for inviting me to share with your audience!
I wrote my first novel, Sons In The Clouds a few years ago which is a story of two childhood friends who grow up helping each other survive some of their lives toughest challenges. These confrontations and tests cover everything from parental abuse, their romantic interests, time as cadets at Annapolis and Naval Pilot Training, to being POW’s together in Vietnam where their survival depended on the unconditional, continuous bond they started as children. Thanks to the positive feedback I’ve received, I’m considering writing a sequel sometime in the future. Although the book was initially self-published, it was placed in print and traditionally published during August of this year.
I’ve always loved stories and creativity, particularly ones I see visually in movies and on television. And I really enjoy ones whose storylines and characters carry profound, emotional messages to their audience—something they can learn from and apply to their everyday lives. That’s really why I started writing inspirational fiction.
I also enjoy placing my stories in familiar locations and try and produce characters reminding me of people I already know. Using realistic, oftentimes graphic writing about conflicts and romantic relationships carrying deep, emotional ties is what I take pleasure in creating.
On a personal note, I’m a native Texan and currently live in Dallas. I enjoy watching professional sports, practicing martial arts and I’m also a foodie, lover of wine and rock and roll.
Where do you see your writing taking you in the future?
Aside from my first novel being published, I’m currently under contract to pen three more, all within the inspirational fiction genre. I’m looking forward to growing my readership and sincerely wish for anyone reading my books they take with them a message of hope, and belief in divine intervention no matter their circumstances. Like most writers, I would love to see one of my books adapted into film.
Next year, my newest novel will be published and it’s entitled, The Luck Inside Me: a story of one born into poverty and emotional abuse that is suddenly blessed with incredible luck. It’s very different from Sons In The Clouds but also carries that inspirational theme which seems to resonate with readers.
How do you use your talents/time to help others?
Thanks to interacting on social media, I’m always conversing with other writers and those interested in our craft. And ever since I became published many have asked me questions about the writing/publishing process, inquired about writing book reviews, and also sharing their blogs. All of which I’m happy to help with.
On my personal website I also write a blog, usually two to three times monthly covering lifestyle, relationship, and writing topics and I hope my experiences and knowledge there are seen as beneficial to those interested.
Would you like to find Randy?
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Fiction with a Southern Twist