As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!
What is the first thing people should know about you?
I’m an introverted extrovert. This means that some days I can be sociable but other days I curse my sociable self for organising something when I just want to stay at home and read. Peopling can be hard.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Paranormal Romance but I’m hoping to start releasing YA Fantasy at some point in the next couple of years
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I have an intense fear of being confined and unable to escape. Locked rooms, small spaces, being buried alive and forgotten about.
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Reborn – it’s the first book in the series I’ve written with my friend Anne K. Whelan and it’s got fantastic reviews from everyone who has read it. It’s not your typical shifter romance and written with a more mature MC.
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
This is such a hard question! My favourite book probably changes every year. I do consistently reread a book called Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and absolutely love that series.
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
It isn’t my everything as I often write without music but I love putting together a writing playlist which usually involves anything from Taylor Swift to Blink 182.
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
I don’t have a desk and tend to write in a new part of the house every day. My chaotic pile of notes, notebooks and pens follow me around. Unsurprisingly I often lose something!
Who or what inspires you as a writer?
I have a very close friend. Even when I get down and wonder “Why do I think I can do this?” she’s right there telling me not to be stupid, look at what I’ve already written and hurry up with the next chapter so she can read it.
The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
There will always be readers wanting more books to be written
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
Don’t let anything hold you back, especially that little voice in your head. You CAN do anything if you put your mind to it. It was a huge leap of faith for me when I started writing and I do not regret it. Also make sure you enjoy your writing and it doesn’t become a chore.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Disney World Florida – we managed to go just before COVID hit. About eleven of us go and the youngest in the group were 30. We love going and have missed it the last couple of years.
If you could live inside any fictional world, where would that be?
Narnia, it was my mum reading it to me that made me fall in love with reading. Plus I think Prince Caspian is my soul mate – especially when you look at who they cast for him in the film!
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
I’ll pretty much read anywhere. My favourite place to write is at my in-laws (even though my nephew will try to delete everything I’ve written when he’s there). There is something about being around the chatter and comfort of family.
When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
Hopefully over 100, seems like a good number to aim for
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Probably Garrett Wang. His impressions of William Shatner were hilarious.
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
A dragon. I still want to be one when I grow up.
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
My husband, I could not ask for a more supportive partner in crime
BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
There is a character who survived the first draft of Prophecy (Book 3 in The Royal Pack Trilogy), who did not survive in the final manuscript.
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