Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a Herbal Medicine BSc (Hons) graduate and I have written three herb monographs so far.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest monograph I have published is entitled “Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): Monograph on a herb reputed to be medicinal”.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy by Kerry Bone and Simon Mills.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a number of different herb monographs, including one on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus).
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I do not know what factors have contributed most to the sales made thus far.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It is difficult for me to judge without knowing what has contributed most to the sales made thus far.
What are you reading now?
I have started reading a book called “The New Creationism: Building scientific theories on a biblical foundation” by Paul Garner.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I intend to continue working on herb monographs for now.
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?
A KJV Bible, Food For Free by Richard Mabey and Wild Food by Ray Mears and Gordon Hillman.
Author Websites and Profiles
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