Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi, thanks for having me! My first romance novel was accepted for publication three months after my first son was born. And from then on, it’s been a mad crazy ride writing while he (and now his brother) are asleep or when I should be sleeping! I have five romance books out in the world, and another couple of literary titles under another name. I love female characters who have a sense of humor and usually don’t mince words – girls can do anything right? I think so. And dont worry, I’m never afraid to kiss and tell 😉
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Caught with the Captain’s Daughter is the last in my three book Love on Deck Series. I started this series after I had been a guest writer on a cruise ship. Yes. Really. That is a dream job right?! The characters all just wanted to be written, and I couldn’t turn them down!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I sometimes move about when I’m writing. Walking is a fairly common theme for helping to get the words flowing, but I mean sitting in my chair flailing my hands about – somehow I can squeeze the words that way, or find the one I was looking for in the air just above the keyboard!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Nalini Singh – her early contemporary stuff and the stuff she’s been putting out lately (as well as her paranormal writing of course). I love Sarah Mayberry, and Ruthie Knox. Women who aren’t afraid to call a shade a shovel…
What are you working on now?
I have a Hot Hotel series coming out next – the first chapter is a freebie with my latest release. The Burning To Ride series has hot heroes, heroines with dirty mouths and is a bit darker than my previous work, but its till loads of fun and has plenty of steam as well as smirk worthy dialogue.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I usually have a facebook party with a bunch of fellow authors – and I have one this time too – https://www.facebook.com/events/1392708497709562
And then I make sure there is plenty of word of mouth getting the books out there! This is my first time using Awesomgang and I’m looking forward to seeing the response.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read. Write. Revise. Repeat. Seriously. The more you read, the more you hone your craft and then you gotta just write. Too many people tell me all about the books they are GOING to write. Write it! Now. You can do it 😉
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Dont sweat the small stuff
What are you reading now?
I’m reading Trudi Jaye’s The Gift. A short read in her Carnival Series
What’s next for you as a writer?
More! I have so many category romance series on the go and I really want to start on a full length two book series I’ve had in my head for ages. Fingers crossed I get to it now the boys are starting to get a little older!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Oooooo so hard. But probably The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. So many layers.