1.)   Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:

Failing Test – A Contemporary Young Adult Fantasy
You know him, but you can’t remember his name. He is the one that is always there, in the background, all but invisible to those roaming the hallways. What if he had a secret? What if it was a secret that even he didn’t know?

2.)   Who is your favorite character and why?

Clifford Johnston is probably my favorite character. He came from nowhere and became a HUGE part of the story.

3.)   If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?

I don’t really have anything that I would change. I’m pretty happy with the end product.

4.)   Give us one interesting fun fact about your book or series:

I really tried to recreate the high school experience in Failing Test. I have had a lot of reviews and personal feedback that mentioned this, so I feel like I achieved a goal in that respect.

5.)   How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
Become a fan of Failing Test on Facebook!

6.)   What can we expect from you in the future?

I am currently working on the sequel to Failing Test titled “A Shadow’s Light”. It should be out in December of this year. I have several other works in various stages of development and will continue on as new ideas strike me.

7.)   And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

     He had landed in what appeared to be a records room. There were filing cabinets and boxes everywhere. There was one window in the room, but it wasn’t facing outside. Instead it looked into a hallway. Slowly he walked to the door, opened it, and peered out. He squinted in the darkness, looking up and down the hallway. Seeing no one, he stepped out and began looking for the stairwell. It felt like he was playing a video game and at any moment some virus-laden zombie could come out of the floor. As he walked down the dark hallway, he finally came to the stairwell door. He reached out for the handle and then heard a series of clicks from the end of the hall. As if someone had turned on a light switch, his body ignited with color.
     The darkness became a display of light as the muzzle flashes burst from a dozen gun barrels. As on the roof, the bullets dropped from the air around him, covering the ground like gravel on a country road.  Test turned and held his arms to his side. The rate at which the pulses of light were traveling down his arms began to increase. The light from his hands became more and more intense as they collected each pulse of energy from his core. He took his first step forcefully and a quick pace took him towards the group of men. Suddenly a burst of flame appeared directly in front of him. The blast engulfed the hallway from wall to wall and ceiling to floor, blocking the soldiers from his view. As the remains of the blast settled, another took its place, and then another. Test’s eyes were blind from the intensity of the flames. Infuriated he thrust both arms forward, releasing a pulse so powerful that he could feel the air surging from behind him.

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