Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I've always loved reading and finally decided to try my hand at writing thrillers some years ago. I've written two thrillers and have a third in the works. The Deadly Caress is my first thriller.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Sleep then my Princess is my latest thriller. The seed for my thriller Sleep then My Princess was planted many years ago when I was nine-years-old. Our family went to visit friends. My parents were discussing a woman who lived across the road from these friends. This woman was minding a pre-school age child from Monday to Friday. This child slept in the chicken shed at night summer and winter and was only cleaned up before her mother came to pick her up on Friday evening. I was shocked as were my parents.
Many years later, I saw a news report while holidaying in Scottsdale, Arizona about a woman who was babysitting children in a similar situation. This gave me the impetus to write that story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write in cafes, kitchen tables and even on the beach but not near the sand as my keyboard wouldn't do well with this.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Lee Child, Stephen King, John Grisham, Minete Walters, P. D. James, Fay Weldon, Sidney Sheldon, Patricia Cornwell and many others.
What are you working on now?
My latest thriller is a sequel to The Deadly Caress where Amanda decides to track down her biological father.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find that Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads are great places to promoting my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. Don't give up. Don't let those voices in your head tell you you're not good enough.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep your rear on the seat and write.
What are you reading now?
A Lee Child thriller.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I can't stop learning about all the aspects of writing and marketing. Marketing is evolving at such a rate that what worked months ago is old hat now.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Alice in Wonderland