Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write Australian Historical Romances, each filled with passion, deceit and murder. I currently have 8 books published.
I encompasses much of my own families history into my books, as well as setting most of them in my home town in North Queensland, Australia.
I am happily married to my childhood sweetheart and soulmate and living in North Queensland.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest release, Heart of Stone, is slightly different from my other books.
The idea for this book came from the unspoken history of blackbirding in our area of Australia. For those that don’t know, blackbirding was the title given to the slave trade in Australia’s past, mostly dealing with the islanders called Kanakas that were forcibly brought into the country.
The main female character in the book is in fact an Irish slave, another scandalous past of Australian history.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have plenty! I hum weird kids Tv show tunes when I'm stuck on a part of a book. I also tend to talk to my characters when they aren't doing as they're supposed to – which is most of the time.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I take inspiration from so many authors. My greatest influence would still have to be Amanda Quick, but there are so many other brilliant authors out there that I have read or read interviews of that have influenced the writer I am today.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on Lust & Chastity which is due for release in October. It's the first book in my Sins of the Virtuous series. It tells the tale of two young lovers almost torn apart by their migration to Australia, only to be joined together in the search for the obsessed murder hunting the heroine.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
That even a bad first draft is better then a blank page.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Heart of Stone is out in a few days. Lust & Chastity is out in a few weeks. Indulgence & Temperance is under contract and I'm currently working on the rest of my series.
What is your favorite book of all time?
To Kill a Mockingbird.
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