Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a translator and writer, living with my partner and my two daughters in the South of France.
I’ve written one novel, which I’m slowly translating into French and I’ve started on my second novel, which I’m also writing at the speed of a snail.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Roachville. I used to be a happy reader, never thinking of writing, then during a trip to Australia, I saw a leafy sea dragon and the begining of a story began to take form in my mind.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, I just try to do 100 words a day, hence the slowness.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Haruki Murakami and Boris Vian, amongst others
What are you working on now?
A new novel, which is kind of a follow-up to Roachville.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook so far, but I’m trying promotion websites, such as Awesomegang.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Try and do a little bit every day.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Show, don’t tell
What are you reading now?
Lords of Asylum by Kevin Wright
What’s next for you as a writer?
My priority is to translate my novel into French, then to try and become a better writer
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?
Haruki Murakami’s Wind-Up Bird Chronicles
Gabriel Garcia Marques’ One Hundred Years of Solitude
Boris Vian’s L’Écume des Jours
Author Websites and Profiles
Marianne Germain Amazon Profile