Q: When did you start writing?
A:I started writing truly awful fiction with my cousin when I was around 11 or 12, after a few years of butting my head against a wall I decided to give poetry a try and after a few more years of writing that badly, found that it was the perfect fit for me. I been publishing since I was in high school.
Q: Who are your biggest inspirations/your favourite writers?
A: I read a lot of Ted Berrigan and Everette Maddox, Frank Stanford as well. I’m inspired by my friends, both living and dead, folks like Rebecca Schumejda, Mike James, Kell Robertson, R.A. Washington, Scott Wannberg, and D.R. Wagner.
Q: What time of day do you do most of your writing?
A: Mostly in the wee hours of the morning, between 3-7 a.m.
Q: Why do you write?
A: I’d go crazy otherwise.
Q: Do you have any favourite quotes from writers?
A: I’m sure I do, but I’d rather read their whole works than think about some silly quotes.
Q: What is one piece of advice you would give new/aspiring writers?
A: If you can see yourself doing anything else other than writing then do that, your life will be much easier.
Q: Do you have any collections, chapbooks, or other books available for people to purchase?
A: Sure, go here, https://www.thetangerinepress.com/POETRY/JD-BTF/