Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a 7 time traditionally published Australian author of steamy historical romances. I live in a remote town in North Queensland with my wonderful hubby. I have 5 children aged 4 to 12 as well as 4 step children aged 13 to 19.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Deceit & Devotion. It is the passionate story of the forbidden affair between a cattle station owner and a half-caste aboriginal man who she has employed to investigate her husband. Little did she know that her lover also worked for her husband.
This story was born from a conversation over a glass of wine with my husband about the scandalous histories of some families from our hometown.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to hum odd tunes from old children's shows when I'm thinking or struggling with the writing process.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I find all authors an inspiration. Yes, I have my favorites (Amanda Quick and Harper Lee) but I find the strength in any author to accept rejection after rejection and still continue writing is just fantastic.
What are you working on now?
I am almost finished a book about an Australian slaver trader who falls in love with an Irish slave. Once that one goes off to the publisher for consideration I need to get back to my 7 book series about the sins of our past.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media of any kind is a great utensil to get the word out about upcoming releases. I'm always appreciative of any blogs that are happy to host me or interview me too.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep writing!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
A bad draft is better then no draft. You can fix bad writing, but you can't fix a blank page.
What are you reading now?
In the middle of edits so reading is on hold.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a new release out in May titled Amorous Redemption. It tells of a bounty hunter who is hired to return a runaway bride. Along the journey they each discover their lives are far more entwined then they ever dreamed possible.
What is your favorite book of all time?
To Kill a Mockingbird and anything by Amanda Quick
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