Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My debut novel, ‘Lily’s Fire’, came out on the 12th of March. It was super exciting to see my first story in paperback and e-format on Amazon, B&N and Kobo. Soon it will be for sale as ibook too.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘Lily’s Fire’, was inspired by my own coming out story. Just like Lily, the main character, i found out in my late twenties that I was attracted to women. I wanted to create characters with great chemistry in a tropical setting. I love travelling so to me, there’s nothing better than to write about my favourite places in the world. I’s a great book to take with you on holiday and relax with.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to drink wine when I’m writing in the evening. Not too much, just enough to for my writing to flow more natural. And I like to have candles. I’m a true romantic at heart.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The first lesbian fiction I read was by Melissa Brayden. They were relaxing and entertaining.
My favourite author is David Sedaris though. he makes me laugh out loud.
What are you working on now?
I’m just starting on my second novel now. I don’t have a title yet but it will be set in Hong Kong. It’s a love story between two female colleagues.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
For me, it’s Facebook. The community of readers have been incredibly supportive and helpful. it’s always hard when you write your first book so it’s great when you have people around you that are willing to give you advise.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t think your book is ready until you’ve checked and edited it so many times that you’re completely sick of it. Never attempt to do your own initial editing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Show, don’t tell.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently not reading anything as I’m super busy with the launch of my new book but I have a whole list to start with next month. ‘Alice and Jean’ by Lily Hammond first.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My second novel! I can’t wait to start writing again.
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?
David Sedaris – Me talk pretty one day, Bill Bryson – The lost continent, Dorothy parker – Collected poems.