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 am a serial cuddler and have a slight obsession with dinosaurs.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I have a new obsession for K/C/Asian dramas and Kpop. I can confirm I am now an Army and a Stay (BTS and Stray kids fan).
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Cupid’s Essence, this book is my version of marmite. You either love or hate it. But I can’t see how you can hate Cupid hehe!
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
I have a few favourite books. Gena Showalter’s Darkest Night, Larissa Ione’s Pleasure Unbound and Elizabeth Peters, all of her Amelia Peabody murder mysteries.
Was there a book you wrote that broke you and made you feel like you’d never write again?
I don’t think I’ve written a book that’s made me feel like that, I haven’t found my writing does depend on how my mental health is going. So if I’m struggling at work or home I may not write, but I will craft and that helps me.
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
Nope, lol definitely not me. I have to have silence when I’m writing as I get distracted very very easily.
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
It’s classed as an organised mess. And sometimes I let it get a state just so I can reorganise it.
Who or what inspires you as a writer?
I’m an 80’s child so everything fantasy inspires me, I grew up on Labyrinth, Willow, The Goonies and so many more. I am also partial to some bloody good scenery as well, it helps to create those worlds in your head.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
A random combination of both, at signings I’m bubbly and bouncy. But in any other setting I hate crowds and would prefer to stay at home.
The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
Our overwhelming love for books and the amazing worlds authors create.
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
Go for it, never let anyone talk you out of it. Follow what’s in your heart.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Cornwall and South Africa.
If you could live inside any fictional world, where would that be?
It’s kinda mean you are making me pick just one place….
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
Anywhere as long as peeps let me read and don’t ask questions…you know what I mean.
When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
Oh I would love to hit 100 books one day…..that’s if I don’t procrastinate the time away.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
In the book world it has to be Kresley Cole and Lara Adrian. Out of the book world Eric Carlson.
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
A palaeontologist, that’s right, I wanted to be a dino girl.
If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
I wish, no. I currently still work as a dental nurse and write when I’m not at practice. I have been told a few times it’s just a hobby. But I am very lucky to have a supportive bubble around me.
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
My family and friends.
BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
The Dragons Love Too series was originally planned with only 3 books in mind…. There will now most definitely be a minimum of 6.
Thank you so much for your time, Jenn! To find out more:-