Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was brought up on a ranch in southern Alberta, where I dreamt of travelling the world and meeting interesting people. I had a desire to write since I was twelve. My short stories have won a number of awards. I am the author of the exciting adventure series featuring spunky 12-year-old Amanda Ross who loves to travel to unique places. My books include Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain – The Girl in The Painting, Amanda in England – The Missing Novel and Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone. Readers of all ages enjoy travelling with Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another. My husband and I divide our time between the west coast of Canada and Orihuela Costa, in Spain. I was encouraged by my parents to follow my dreams and I believe everyone is capable of making their dreams come true.
Amanda on The Danube – The Sounds of Music, was released October 1, 2016
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Amanda on the Danube – The Sounds of music. It was inspired by a river cruise I took with my husband and our best friends a few years ago.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I was influenced by the Nancy Drew series, Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. Jane Austen has also been a big influencer.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the sixth book n the series, Amanda in New Mexico – Ghosts in the Wind
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My blog is my best method of promoting my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up, write something every day and read read read!!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t ever give up!!
What are you reading now?
Intrusions by Ursula Hegi
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will continue the Amanda Travels series. Amanda will go to Holland next and visit the tulip fields.
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?
Emma by Jane Austen, War and Peace by Tolstoy and Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery