Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am obsessive about books. I could gobble them up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Picking up the pen and inking out my thoughts was just the next step. I have penned stories for a long time. Wattpad, my home base on the web – aside from my website of course… and facebook- houses over 40 of my work in various states of disrepair. Completing those ans sprucing them up for publication takes up much of my free time – of which there is not plenty. I have however managed to pack in 7 books on kindle! A feat in itself! -Slap on my back-.😉
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Heartaches 3 – Bad Boy Vibes the culmination of a three part series is my very latest. Its a story that I feel needed to be told and told raw. The inspiration for Heartaches is all around us. In every news article and tv and before that through word of mouth. Its a serious story that has been told time and again to no effect. A flaw in our society that’s taking eons to fix. I wrote this raw to bring it out once more in all its furore.
Abuse, betrayal, drug and rape. These are hard themes to write and I imagine harder still to read. But it had to be written just as it must be read.
Heartaches Bad Boy Vibes is an extraordinary romance between two victims of unfortunate circumstances. Its a tale of their unity in rising above adversary and taking back what’s theirs.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yeah, I write everywhere. Usually just tapping away on my Wattpad.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh god but there has been plenty. I will name my very first though- Enid Blyton- A beaut of a storyteller, she.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a romance. A tomboy and her best friend. A timeless tale that intrigues me still… and hopefully you too.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I plaster them everywhere!!!! Wherever there is space on a site- you’ll see it there. Google is great that way in taking me where I want to go and more importantly- where I need to go!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write! Write! Write!
Then Edit! Edit! EDIT!
Promote from the very start, believe in yourself and hope for the best.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I haven’t heard it yet!
It used to be – ‘The Book Is Your Best Friend! ”
But I think it should really be- “Be Your Own Best Friend!” Pull yourself out of the trenches and make things work! You know you have it in you!!!
What are you reading now?
My own work! I spend a lot if time in editing hence re-reading my iwn work. But I will mention Kristen Britain if only to hopefully point out I am still waiting to dig into book 7 of the Green Rider series. Been waiting for like – ever!
What’s next for you as a writer?
Write! Write! Write!
There’s just so much more I want to write. I just wish I could write faster!
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 Green Rider series really would be useful about now! So would Hunger Games! For a bit of whimsy I may even pack Harry along. I could do with Pottering about with him on a beach. My own books of course! H M Irwing! Never leave home without those. And if I really am going to die out there then Enid Blyton – to bring back the good old memories.