Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have a background in computing and teaching. so far I have had short stories and my novella, A Fortnight is not Enough, published. I have also won and been shortlisted in writing competitions.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
A Fortnight is not Enough was inspired by my fantasy of staying in a holiday destination instead of coming home!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read a wide range of books, including the classics, of course. I was very impressed by Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.
What are you working on now?
I have recently completed a novel set in the 1960s, entitled The Day of the Dolly Bird.
I am currently working on a historical novel, set in World War I.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m fairly new to this so I am trying various approaches.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Take notice of what is being published, but follow your own instinct to produce something original.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write the book you would want to read.
What are you reading now?
These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper. It’s a contemporary novel set in Paris and is very vivid.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m interested in books set in the early twentieth century.
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?
The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett
2001 – Arthur C Clarke
The Story of San Michele – Axel Munthe