Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
One book so far but I am working on two others, both of which have interest from publishers.
I am a UK author and I spend my time between Birmingham and the Isle of the Wight.
I took up writing as an outlet due to bullying at school and continuing ill health but found that people wanted to read what I had written and that many, those I know and don't, enjoyed it. Eventually I took a chance and sent my manuscript off, made myself ill as I have VERY low self esteem but to my amazement it was taken on!
I hope that even if one person can be inspired to push themselves to do what they feel they couldn't then I have succeeded.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Of Virtue and Damnation. A story of a breaking mind and inspired by the knowledge that continue abuse and lack of help can lead to downfall.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I love writing in graveyards and if I am writing for an era I will look around at the names on the stones for suitable ones!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Hard question as I have my own style but I love gothic authors.
What are you working on now?
A book set in a Victorian asylum and one based around a character from a musical, looking at his background.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Sites like MyBookPlace.com and Good Reads.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep trying. Don't be discouraged. Major publishers are not good to start with since they look for established authors or a set genre. Look around and research for a good publisher who will fit your style.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be yourself, who wants to be the same as everyone else? It's a waste of the person you are.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully to finish my next two novels and aim for a slightly bigger publisher who has taken an interest in them.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I love Wuthering Heights so that is high on the list but I have loads!
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