Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m known to be quite mad. I’m English and have written three books-two of them under a pen name. Shhhh it’s a secret. I have a degu, a tortoise, some fish, and a fire-breathing, flying bearded dragon called Cossie. (Might have exaggerated her skills.)
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Missing Remnants was inspired, oddly enough, by a story I heard of a country claiming they had no disabled people when they were asked who they were sending to the Paralympics. Their answer did not compute but it made me wonder what it must be like to have your existence denied by your own country. I wrote a skewed version and set it on a space station because that’s how I roll!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No. Leaving coffee to go cold for hours, talking to yourself and your characters are all perfectly normal habits.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy has to be up there-all five parts of the trilogy! I also love Agatha Christie. When I’m being horrific James Herbert usually fits the bill.
What are you working on now?
I wrote a book for Radish Fiction called Iridessian Haunts which I may call Unwelcome when I inflict it on the world. A team are attempting to build on a new planet. The planet has other ideas and is fighting back. They’re unsure if the forces fighting them are paranormal or just alien, so am I for that matter! It’ll be great when it’s finished.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I haven’t found it yet. Oh sorry, yes, Awesome Gang-obviously!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up. Do spell check.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do not ever give up.
What are you reading now?
Where There’s a Will by Alex R Carver
Bulwark by Brit Lunden
Monsterland by Michael Okon
I plan to at least finished SOMETHING this year.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ll be publishing another book later this year whether the world wants it or not! Sorry world.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I’d definitely take the book that is capable of making me a coffee. Then I’d go with an Agatha Christie, a James Herbert and something hideous and factual about pandemics.