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 short! Four foot eleven, purple 1920’s bob haircut, I’m round, and have 16 tattoos and I love 1920’s dress and so accordingly style myself on their clothing! I’m in a wheelchair and keep threatening to buy a Harley Trike which terrorises my kids lol.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
MC. I’m the author of Rage MC and Hellfire MC. Although I’m building a world around Rage MC and have just finished the Washington’s series which is based on characters that were in the Rage books.
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I have severe agoraphobia, so going out is really difficult for me unless it’s a place I’m really familiar with. So signing up for the book signing is a massive step!
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
It’s more a series, the Love Beyond Death series is probably some of my best work and yet little known! It’s quite amusing because my MC readers who have read it were, “I didn’t think it would be great but it’s fantastic!” Those comments make me laugh because I honestly do feel it’s some of my strongest and funniest books.
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
No, but I love listening to music, especially Country, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts etc. But I also like classical and certain musicals like Phantom of the Opera.
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
Tidy, everything has its place!
Who or what inspires you as a writer?
My imagination, I have so many ideas, I feel sometimes, I’ll run out of time before writing them all lol!
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
Both! Doesn’t that sound strange? I am really friendly online and able to talk to anyone. Again, if I’m in a gathering of strangers, I’m able to converse and be sociable. But I love being alone, love the idea of a cabin in the woods or a cottage on the cliffs. I like my own company as much as I like to chat. And I am really private. So I’m a real mixture!
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
When I started, I hit lucky with a popular author stepping in and being my mentor, if not for her I’d have quit a long time ago. In paying this forward I created a page on my website dedicated to helping new authors and I also ran a Supporting Indie Author blog. I interviewed new authors, which I’ve had to stop for the moment, but hope to pick up again in January!
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Isle of Wight. For years Devon reigned supreme but now it’s the Isle of Wight, the kids and grandkids love it there!
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
My middle son Jack just re-decorated my small study. I have Regency-style wallpaper, two walls full of books, a kidney-shaped, old-fashioned Regency desk. The room is beautiful and calming. It has an old-fashioned painting of a ship at sea, Regency lamps and accessories!
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
A dancer but then I injured my knees and gave up. But I always wrote, I was about eleven when I got the bug and I’ve not stopped since.
If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
Oh yes, and I promptly explained all the processes I go through as a writer, editor, proof-reader, marketer, and self-promoter! Even though I do have my own editor, proof-readers and beta readers. I still follow the processes myself.
BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
Phoenix was originally going to end up with Chance! Yup, it’s true, but then Drake popped his head up and the entire series went in a different direction!
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