Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a South African Author, mainly writing in the romance genre. I am married to my husband Mark, and have a two-year old daughter, Aimee.
I have seven books published on various platforms, including iBooks, Amazon and Kobo.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
It is called Waiting On Normal, and it is about a teenage girl who finds out that she had bi-polar disorder. The story follows her trials and tribulations with the disorder. It's a pretty emotional book, as it is based on real events.
I came across old letters and diary entries in journals dating back to my days in high school, and that was how the story came about.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do word sprints. Normally it is writing for 30 minutes, rest for 5 minutes.
Other than that, it cannot be quiet, I have to write a certain story with it's own soundtrack.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I think each author that I like influences me in a particual way.
1984 by George Orwell is one of my favorites, and it changed the way I saw the world.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a sequel to my vampire novel, Between Rubies and Opal, but it is still very early days, so it might be a while.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media is a great way to promote my books, and I use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and of course my own author website.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't only write what you know. Write what you want to read. Write what is in your heart, that's what makes it real.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Love what you do, then you don't have to work a day in your life. A little cliched but it's true.
What are you reading now?
I am currently rereading The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alghieri. I love that book.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Well, I am hoping that I can release the sequel of Between Rubies and Opals mid next year. I also would like my Youtube channel to be up and running, so hopefully my stage fright for the camera is magically cured by then.
What is your favorite book of all time?
1984 by George Orwell, definitely.
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