Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm a mother of two from Canada. I have lived in other countries and have had many different jobs and experiences that have lent to my writing. I've written three Historical Erotic Romances that are genre benders. My historical romance tends to lean toward fantasy and I use modern dialect so readers can relate better to my characters.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
It hasn't been published yet, but my latest book is called Touchdown. It's a Steamy Romance about a sport journalist that
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I prefer to write early in the moring. 5 am is a good time to start. I love the silence.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
It's difficult to say that any specific author has influenced my writing. I started reading at a very young age and always had my head in a book, magazines, article, brochure, (lol) etc. I prefer reading over watching television. If a website has a video along with an article, I skip the video to read the article.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on another Steamy Romance called Model Behaviour. I used to work in the fashion industry when I was younger and thought it would be an interesting and fun setting for a romance.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I've done many different websites. Bookbub has advertised my work as well as Bargainbooksy. But before I published my work, I had put the unedited work on a website where I gained 40,000 followers. It was a great way to find fans as well as unbiased opinions.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
When I first started out, I went to a writers circle. There, I met many other published and unpublished writers. One had been writing books for twenty years – but had never published anything. He would write a novel, have people read and edit it, but wouldn't send it to any publishers for fear of rejection. Though many other writers encouraged him, he never self-published because he thought his work wasn't 'ready'. Instead, he would move onto his next work, talking about how it would be his debut novel. But, then he'd go through the same cycle again, questioning every aspect of his work. He was anxiety-ridden and I wondered if he enjoyed writing anymore. Before meeting him, I had been scared to have my work published for fear of having my dreams of becoming a successful author shattered. Meeting him made me realize I would rather have shattered dreams that I could rebuild, than live twenty years in 'author limbo'.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.
What are you reading now?
I love reading about current events, politics and opinion articles. While I do read other books in my genre and best sellers that become films (I love comparing books to film), I enjoy reading comment sections on articles, listening to other people's world views. I suppose it's kind of quirky, but I love reading other people's impassioned opinions. It always gets me thinking.
What’s next for you as a writer?
World domination. LOL. No, I just want to keep improving and make writing my full-time profession.
What is your favorite book of all time?
It can't pick a favourtite book.I love everything from Dr. Seuss to EL James. I love different authors and books for different reasons. I like Toni Morrison for her style of writing. I love Charles Dickens for his attention to detail. JK Rowling for the way she can spin a plot. George R. R. Martin for his courage to kill off any character you might love. Obviously, I love all Steamy Romances, too. I couldn't pick a favourite author in that genre 😉