Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
What do you say when asked this question? How can we sum ourselves up to sound interesting in this little space? I've been living for a few decades here, on earth. Most of my experiences have probably been not unlike yours really. I love, enjoy, have lived through hell, come back from hell, I've sorrowed, laughed till I cried, get the jitters sometimes and I do have a tendency to over-indulge. Can't help this, I appreciate the physical experiences! Now I am a writer drawing from all this and more. My debut novel, Millie's Angel snagged a gold award in the 2017 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards. I was pretty chuffed about that 🙂 I've also released a novelette (which you can pick up for free when you sign up to my newsletter) and just about to release my second novel, Angels & Vixens; its a cracker of a book! 😉
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Angels & Vixens; an urban fantasy thriller with a side of romance.
This book picks up the characters born from Millie's Angel, only their powers have developed and thrived, along with the intensity of their hatred, vengeance, love and clarity. It's an edge-of-your-seat read.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to write with the ocean.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I used to binge read Virginia Andrews (god she's intense), Jackie Collins, Danielle Steel, Dan Brown, Bryce Courtney, Harold Robbins, Sally Beauman, John Grisham, Ann Rice … I could go on.
I don't know that these authors have influenced my own writing, but I admire each and every one of them.
What are you working on now?
A dark urban fantasy romance thriller. I should be working on this right now actually … (kids are at school) 😉
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Building an audience and mailing list is paramount, finding and connecting with the people who enjoy my genre is a process I am still tackling, and I enjoy every minute of it.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read the above paragraph, and read Chris Fox. He offers great practical advice without the BS. Read up and research your craft … knowledge is what you want, and your imagination will take you where you want to be.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world – Albert Einstein
What are you reading now?
Did I mention Chris Fox? Six Figure Author.
I am also reading Ancient Tide by Simon Harding. I love this book, I particularly his poetic writing style, very much up my alley.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm taking a train from Chicago to New Orleans in a writer's collaboration project this November hosted by J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon. We're going to work on an anthology together. Super excited!
What is your favorite book of all time?
A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins.