A week or so ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a long-time acquaintance; or more aptly put, my second cousin. Although we spent many days of our childhoods in the company of one another, we had pretty much lost touch before we were out of our teenage years.
About a year and a half ago I received a Facebook request from him thereby putting us in touch after all those years. When my father passed away last May he came down for the funeral, allowing us to visit person to person for the first time in many years.
David A. Todd is a writer and the author of a considerable number of books, both in paperback and e-book format. His most recent, if I'm not mistaken, is entitled, Daddy Daughter Day: A Story In Verse. The publications he has authored reflect a fascinating mix of material ranging from American history and the old west to baseball and family relations. Since I am currently involved with the care of my own mother, I must admit to having a personal fascination with one of his publications entitled, Mom's Letter, which I may snag up some time in the near future.
At any rate, David requested an interview with me and it was published on his own blog yesterday. In way of an introduction, he talks about about our childhood and eventual re-connection. The meat of the interview involves discussion of the goth subculture as well as my book, Tales of Dark Romance and Horror. I also discuss my plans for a second book of short stories, which I hope to have published by spring. I really appreciate his allowing me this opportunity because admittedly, I'm not very good at the marketing aspects of the writing business; and quite frankly, I can use all the marketing I can get.
Without further ado then,here's the link to the interview.
If you're interested in checking out any of David A. Todd's publications, here's his page on Amazon.