Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I wrote and published two books. They are post-apocalyptic, but the genre has been described as elements of Science Fiction, with a bit of ET and Harry Potter style fantasy.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I published The Cool Breeze of spring – A new beginning and The Cool Breeze of spring – Rebecca’s diary simultaneously in August 2018.
Rebecca’s diary is a companion to the main novel, A new beginning.
Caila the protagonist in ‘A new beginning’ is faced with the following dilemmas:
If you were consulted, would you agree to have most of humanity removed from Earth?
Who would you choose as your seven companions to restart a new population?
18 September 8.40 am – Will you be removed from Earth, when you smell that cool breeze of spring?
The Neteru are a species who seeded Earth as an ecological experiment, but now humans are about to mess up so catastrophically that Earth needs a reset. Caila and 12 other descendants of the first human seedlings are asked to advice on the future of Earth’s human population. Caila senses an instant strong connection with her Neteruian contact Mateos. But after Caila shows unexpected Neteruian skills Mateos is forced to admit that she is different from the other Khered.
After the reset Event, Caila and her group pick up some unexpected survivors. 12-year-old Rebecca is feisty and frighteningly intelligent and decides to start training as a doctor.
After an attack by self-pronounced Prime Minister Baldwin Caila is forced to confront her own complicated background. This confrontation finally fills in the blanks for Caila but comes at a great cost. Then, a second more sophisticated attack by Baldwin has catastrophic consequences for Caila’s group and threatens to derail this new beginning.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so. But, then again, I would not know what the usual writing habits are.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Loads of books from different genres.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a parallel novel to The Cool Breeze of spring – A new beginning.
The Cool Breeze of spring – A flying start, is set in Canada’s Ultimate East, and it features the most amazing group of people:
31-year-old Lucas is perfectly happy with his uneventful life as the captain of his own whale watching boat in Canada’s Ultimate East.
Charlotte, the woman of his dreams, a marine biologist and his tour guide.
Six brilliant teens from a special needs school.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I haven’t really found that out yet. You tell me, please.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep at it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.
What are you reading now?
Not much time for reading right now.
Writing is like reading, sometimes you just can’t put a book down. And at this moment I can’t put down my pen, I want to know what happens next to Lucas and his bunch in Maddox Cove.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More books in the ‘The Cool Breeze of spring’ series: parallels in different geological locations, sequels to a number of books, and a companion for each novel.
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 Cool Breeze of spring – A flying start, the book that I am working on right now, and a pencil. I want to finish this.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.
A book with fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
And finally, a book on surviving on a deserted island.