- What inspired you to write The Legend of V?
A: Many things. I like space a lot, and more than half of the series takes place in a place that isn’t Earth. Also, Egypt plays a pivotal role in "The Solar System’s Prophecies" because I was fascinated by it in 6th grade history. These two things have something in common - there is a lot of unknown information about them.
For example, no one knows for sure how King Tut died. I give an explanation in the novel. There are also many moral messages that I wished to implement into the story because in the book, the main character discovers who he is on this journey to the galaxy.
- How long did it take you to write each book?
A: For "The Solar System’s Prophecies", counting the rough draft that I scrapped, four years. For "Triangle Corruption" and "Psycho Star Showdown", two years each.
- What are your books about?
A: "The Solar System’s Prophecies" is about a young boy named V who has his family kidnapped by an alien who looks like him, named Vizor. Six years later, he finds a lead, and in his quest to find Vizor and his family, V finds that much bigger forces are at play, like the Solar Prophecies, Dark Spirit, and Unbound Evil. "Triangle Corruption" is about V teaming up with Vizor because Vizor has amnesia, and the Devil, the Unbound Evil, and Vizor’s father are threatening to destroy both their worlds. "Psycho Star Showdown" is about a long-lost military project that aimed to infuse ordinary people with mutant abilities. After 10 years of not hearing anything about it, the US government gets a warning that the mutants might be lurking in space, so they send V to the center of the Milky Way to investigate.
- What advice would you give to anyone who wants to start writing?
A: Write whatever is on your mind, and do it a lot. Start off writing a few pages at a time, and then expand as your ideas begin to grow and develop. Do not be scared of failure because, trust me, you will fail in the beginning. Use it as a learning experience. Also, write down your ideas somewhere, physically or electronically, just in case you forget some of them. Every last idea counts in writing.
- When did you start writing?
A: I started to write at about the age of seven. At the time, I wouldn’t write extensively. I would write six to seven page comic books, with illustrations, about any idea that came to my head.