Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve been writing for over a decade and have written 22 books and 12 screenplays. My stories and articles have been published in books, magazines and newspapers in the UK, UAE, USA, Canada, Germany, China, Sweden and Australasia. I’ve written on subjects as diverse as travel, natural health, massage and fantasy.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is my second YA novel. MOLLY DEAN’S PHONE is about a girl’s attachment to her smartphone. Things take a turn when the phone starts sending her texts warning her of upcoming events. In other words, the phone has its own intelligence. Of course, this leads to a series of dramas for her and just as things become really sticky, she discovers what the phone is. Along the way, she meets a boy who shows her how love works.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t have any unusual writing habits. When I start a book or screenplay, i don’t stop until I have finished it. I always finish what i start. I discipline myself while on a project, putting aside a certain amount of time each day to write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I get my inspiration for my stories from my head. The stories unfold as i type. I’m not influenced by any other writers.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on the 3rd draft of the screenplay adaptation of my first YA novel LETTERS TO AMELIA
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Book Marketing Tools to promote my books to a selection of websites when I have the book on free offer through Amazon.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Have a passion for writing. If you’re in it to get rich and famous, all well and good, but there has to be a real interest to tell your story.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Never, never, never give up” Winston Churchill
What are you reading now?
I’m reading a book on the afterlife and near death experiences.
What’s next for you as a writer?
After I finish the LETTERS TO AMELIA screenplay, I’ll return to finish my 3rd YA novel CAPTAIN STRING Sea of Mysteries. It’s my first first male driven YA novel.
What is your favorite book of all time?
MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING by Viktor Frankl
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