What inspired you to become a writer?
Nothing specific. I’ve been writing since I learned how to write. I’ve got notebooks dating back to the 2nd grade—some real hardcore shit in those notebooks from 2nd grade!!
At what age did you start submitting words for publication?
Being the GENIUS that I am, I did not begin to type up and submit the over 20 years of my duffel bags filled with notebooks (and 92 ENTIRE books) until the age of 34 which was in 2014.
Who and what were some of your influences?
Elementary/middle school it was mostly Poe and Twain. Then the Beats kicked in and took me to entirely new places.
What languages do you speak?
Do you prefer to read poetry, fiction, or non-fiction for personal enjoyment?
All of the above although I tend to enjoy most philosophy.
What are your favorite bands?
Tool, A Perfect Circle, Iron Chic, The Beatles, Tool, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Mudhoney, Tool, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tool, and I could go on forever. Those are just quickies off the top of my head.
Do you play any instruments?
Nope. Always wished I’d have taken up the guitar though. I’m left-handed so I’d probably be pretty good. Haha!
What is your favorite beverage or drug while writing?
Large quantities of angel dust injected directly into a vein in either one of my three eyes.
Do you drive or prefer public transportation?
Definitely public transportation. There’s nothing I love more than sitting down in a nice warm seat filled with a puddle of a bum’s piss.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
If could live in or visit another time, when would it be?
Sometime during the Jurassic Era. I’d like to stay there for as long as it took until my life was in severe danger which, for a human, would probably clock in around 17 seconds.
Please, tell us about the place where you live?
York, PA aka Shit Towne. Anyone remember the band Live? Yea. They were from York and they wrote that song. Spot on, too, in my opinion.
Do you have anything special that you would like to share with the Ppigpenn audience?
What is 17, 987 x 141, 618? My calculator is too small to fit the size of it and I’ve always wondered what the answer was.
Tell us about Concrete Mist Press?
It was a press I started to help out up and coming writers who were pushing the envelope and getting the usual cold shoulder from the “higher tier” presses and publications. I wanted to be an outlet for them to finally have a book published. What I wasn’t expecting was the massive response when I announced the “birth” of CMP on FB. Suddenly, poets and writers like Catfish McDaris, Alan Britt, Heller Levinson, Will Alexander were asking if I’D be interested in publishing one of their books. What was I going to do? Say NO? To them? I don’t think so! It all just kind of snowballed after that.
Do you like to eat pussy? Do you prefer older women?
I actually prefer younger women. Lol! I have been pleasantly surprised by some of the older ones though.
What do think about lying motherfuckers starting presses, then acting all uppity?
Ahhhhhhhh! You’re not gonna get me on this!! HAHA!!