Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve been writing most of my life, stories, poetry and plays for stage and screen. Since 2012 I’ve published seven erotic romance thrillers and my first non-fiction story will be out later this year.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Mrs Terrell’s Letters is my first erotic Western, inspired by my love of Westerns and the 50th anniversary of my fave film Once Upon a Time in the West.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I begin with a strong character and then write a story with no idea what it’s going to be about or how it will end. The character leads the way
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Too many authors and books have influenced me in different ways.
What are you working on now?
I’m in the pre-publication stage of my first non-fiction title. It’s my memoir called ‘Illegitimately yours, Michael and me” which is about my adoption and my brother who became a ‘Missing Person’ in 1985
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
i’m a Twitter fan and actively supporting other authors all the time and getting plenty of support in return
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t look back and just finish the first draft, no matter how bad it is. The achievement of finishing it feels awesome and it gives you something to work with.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you want to get noticed, keep writing and bringing out books.
What are you reading now?
Lots of books about writing a memoir
What’s next for you as a writer?
After my memoir is published, I go back to the joy and fun of writing erotic thrillers where I get to dictate the rules of the story, or at least keep up with my characters who have minds of their own.
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?
Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy