Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Croydon, England but grew up in Barbados. When I was seventeen we returned to London. I have been married and divorced twice so I have experienced all sides of love. I like to reading, baking cakes – I LOVE The Great British Bakeoff – F1, shopping for handbags and shoes, chocolate, cats, and watching way too much TV.
I have written three collections of poetry.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Rainbows and Roses, it was published in November 2015. Like all my books it was inspired by my experiences, observations, nature and ideas that pop randomly into my head.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t have any unusual writing habits, I just write when I feel like it – sometimes daily, sometimes not for months.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Tennyson and the Romantics. My favourite poem is Tennyson’s The Lady of Shallott.
What are you working on now?
I have a novel buzzing around in my head, it has been there for a while and I have just started committing it to paper.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think Goodreads has been the best for me so far. I am on Twitter but I am not sure it has been very helpful.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you are going to a print-on-demand publisher do your research, there a lot of them out there and they are not all reliable. Think twice about buying marketing from your publisher as while they will make their services sound fantastic, they might not actually do anything for you that you cannot do for yourself. And NEVER buy reviews for your book.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finish that novel, get my books Encounter, and Rainbows and Roses number one bestsellers – a big ask for poetry.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Do I have to choose only one? I love classics and chick-lit and YA. How can I choose between, say, Jane Austen and Lindsey Kelk? My favourite classic is Pride and Prejudice, my favourite chick-lit is the I heart series by Lindsey Kelk and my favourite YA is Just one day by Gayle Forman.