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?
That I am an expat, originally from Houston, Texas. I have lived in England for 13 years now.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy. I also write under the pen name D. Sparks where I focus on Contemporary and Dark Romance
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
That I love to sing.
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Mister Crunch. It just had a relaunch. It’s a brilliant book and an amazing love story.
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
That is a crazy question. I couldn’t possibly choose just one.
Was there a book you wrote that broke you and made you feel like you’d never write again?
Ha! Not yet. I have had one that I struggled to finish but I got there in the end. My first book under my second pen name Insatiable. Let’s just say my writing schedule was too ambitious this year.
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
Absolutely. Music is my driving force. Sometimes I can write chapters with just one song on repeat.
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
Messy/Tidy. It’s organised chaos.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
I am a little bit in between.
The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
People love a good story…no matter the trope.
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
Learn as much as you can about the marketing side. The writing part is the easiest.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
I love Italy. Florence is one of my favourite places.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I’ve worked with Tom Ford.
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
A Biomedical Research Scientist. I was and still am a bit of a nerd.
If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
Writing is not my full-time job, but I want it to be.
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
Thank you so much for your time, Dreia!