How did you know you wanted to be an author? When I was in grade school, I began reading everything I could lay my hands on as long as it pertained to baseball, war, and travel. As a result, I read, even before high school, The Life of Stan Musial, Julius Caesar’s Gallic War commentaries, and The Travels of Marco Polo. I’ve been hooked ever since.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Write what you know. Too many authors write about things about which they are unfamiliar and end up with books that lack authenticity.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I only have one rule. Only write about countries that I’ve actually visited or lived in. Otherwise, you run the risk of including material that is less than authentic and perhaps downright foolish.
What message to you want readers to remember?That all of my stories are based on personal experience and represent aspects of the contemporary world that are a reflection of the distant past which often times comes back to haunt us or at best, to warn us.
How can fans get in contact with you?Check out my website: ericwentz.com. Or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.