Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written one erotic short story “Gulbrandr” so far which I self-published on kindle. I write in a slightly old-fashioned sort of style.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book is called “Gulbrandr” (erotic anti-romance) and my own experiences inspired me to write it. It was a labour of love and once it had formed I just had to get it out of my head, into text and then out into the world. Its very personal and I hope that I will be able to take readers on that journey with me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’ve always loved writing, but only ever written for pleasure before. The way I wrote “Gulbrandr” was a bit odd as the story was in my head long before I wrote it. I would recite it to myself some evenings as I was pottering about or getting ready for bed. It was a long time before I ever wrote anything down. Then one late night, after midnight I started to type it on the computer and it all came out. I continued working on it, re-reading & re-writing it again and again from there. It took me about 6 months to complete.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My biggest influence was my own experience, and to be honest, probably some classics like Jane Austen and Emily Brontë, although the subject matter is different, their books had a big influence on me when I was growing up and I love the way it could transcend centuries.
What are you working on now?
I hope to get started on the next book in my series soon, which will be the sequel to “Gulbrandr”.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still working on that. I hadn’t realised how hard it is to promote books these days in a sea of online fiction, most of it free! I think you need to spend as much, if not more, time on marketing as on writing! I am still learning and getting to grips with that.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t underestimate the need for marketing, if you can get your work before a literary agent or publisher they will already have in place the resources and strategies to get your work noticed.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Worse things happen at sea! I like to bear that in mind when things don’t seem to be going right, despite my best efforts!!
What are you reading now?
I am between reads, but poised to pick up something exciting, I like to choose my next read carefully.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to get started on the next book in my series soon, which will be the sequel to “Gulbrandr”, whilst also continuing to learn and find new ways of getting my short story promoted.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Pride & Prejudice – very influential to me!
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