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 a 62 year old second-chance author. After a 26-year break, I returned to writing to find the writing world had changed and self-publishing was now a proper thing to do. I’m really enjoying being able to get my work out there and writing once more.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
My books are Urban Fantasy, though I’m currently writing a Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance. I also write Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Living in Shadows – this is book 2 of my Donati Chronicles – I get a lot of people reading book 1 Of Blood and Shadows, but not so many go on to read Book 2.
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
Ooh, always a hard one to answer! I have many, but my old favourite is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I have read this nearly every year since I was a child. I love Jane’s ability to survive in whichever situation she finds herself in and the insight into the lives of the characters.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Another hard one, but I love Scotland. We’ve had many holidays there and am hoping to go again this year. I have Scottish ancestry, so it always feels like coming home when I’m there.
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
My local café Planet Coffee is a great place to write. It’s full of comfy sofas, the staff are great and there’s a lot of people-watching to be done. Then switch off and write to my heart’s content.
When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
Good question – hmm, lots!
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
My husband – he’s an author as well, and we met when I ran a writer’s workshop nearly 30 years ago now.
BONUS Q. Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
My Donati Chronicles, book 3 Out of the Shadows will end with a wedding! – but it’s not strictly speaking a romance novel.
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