Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am known as the OutbackOzzieWriter: Outback Australian Writer.
I write Inspiration Romance centred within the vast mysterious Australian Outback.
My medical knowledge comes from past professional experience and my spiritual perception from close Godly contact. I am a Bible College graduate.
Wisdom can be gained from reading good books. In turn I desire to inspire and encourage readers on how to find Christ with my writing. It is important for everyone to feel important and valued, so my stories encourage goodness, mercy, forgiveness and love.
Eight Fiction Books and Two Non-Fiction Books have been published by me.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is: Spiritual Warrior – Fighting the Realms of Darkness.
Looking around at the evil in todays world and knowing how people blame God, this book shows up the demons behind such actions.
I am a spiritual Christian Bible believer who has had many unusual experiences.
So I wove together this book including, romance, adventure, mystery and the fantasy paranormal to open readers understanding.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
LOL, Yes, I feel I might. Most writers plan out a story. The beginning, middle and end. I begin and it all rolls until finished. I often wonder how I write what I do, and yet I feel its not really me doing the writing but the Holy spirit. I don’t have an office. All my writing is done on a recliner with a laptop on my knee’s.
Perhaps I am the Mad-Hatter?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Many. I feel the one’s who have the most, are Corrie Ten Boom, Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, Bonnie Leon, and many others.
What are you working on now?
Since I haven’t long finished my newest book, I am currently organizing my books to be translated into other languages.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think that Facebook would be the one. There are many author groups to join and promote. I have one myself called Australian Christian Bookaholic (all clean read authors welcome to join). I also have one for Indian readers because they are the largest book readers in the world.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do your homework and don’t get taken in by publishers who want a lot of money to get your book out there. Once you have finished writing, lay the story aside for a few days and then go over it for errors. You see more this way. Then download and use Grammarly, its wonderful once you get used to the way it works.
Next, a profession editor… they are easily found on-line, or, join some FB book groups and ask authors who they recommend.
Get someone to professionally format your book in Docx – then download it yourself to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. They are excellent and cost nothing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
To know and understand the best keywords to use when publishing my books.
What are you reading now?
I am waiting for a new release that’s due out in two days time. “A Walk with Heavenly Spirits” J.E. Grace, its my kind of book and I look forward to reading it.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I may write another Spirit Warrior sequel.
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?
My Bible. The Late Great Planet Earth, The Power of Positive Thinking, Little House on the Prairie.