Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I spend most of my time at my desk, writing, but I do like to spend as much time as I can with my husband. We love walking our dog, playing with our house and garden, and eating as much vegan ice-cream as we can cram into our bellies. I also have an unhealthy attachment to my Kindle. I can't go anywhere without it because who knows when I'll get to snatch a few minutes reading time?
So far I've published five books but have written many more – some that will ever see the light of day.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest release was Divided, Book Three of the Wolf Land series. That series is fantasy/paranormal, and it was inspired by the eradication of the wolf in Ireland.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not unusual exactly, but I do find a some exercise/yoga before working (escpecially if it's a flow including a headstand) gets the grey matter working its best.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Honestly, everything I read or watch or experience influences me. There's no one book or author.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on the fourth book in the Wolf Land series, called Wrath. The action takes place in America in the 1660s, so it's great fun to research.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I'll tell you when I've found it! I'm constantly experimenting and, honestly, I wish I could afford to pay someone else to do the promotion so I could spend more time writing.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read as much as you can in your genre. Get to know other authors. And if you're shy, then there's nothing to stop you lurking around the Writer's Cafe at KBoards – a great forum filled with Indie writers advising each other.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
As far as writing is concermed? Read. Write. Repeat. Some others say Write. Publish. Repeat. I think you can never leave out the reading part 🙂
As far as life is concerned? There's a Lao Tzu quote I love:
Watch your thoughts;
They become words.
Watch your words;
They become actions.
Watch your actions;
They become habits.
Watch your habits;
They become character.
Watch your character;
It becomes your destiny.
What are you reading now?
I have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, and I love it so much because I'm always reading something new. The last book I read was What You Wish For by Mark Edwards and I'm just about to start The Mermaid's Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm just going to keep writing and publishing. I love to write, and I'll do it for myself no matter what happens.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro or The Hobbit by Tolkien. Maybe The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood or anything by Terry Pratchett. Okay, I don't have just one favourite so this could be a very long list …