Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I come from many places but the east coast of Australia is now my home. I love to travel and ‘made America great again’ by visiting. I’ve also been to New Zealand (my birth land), what a stunning place! And India, a country of contrasts with amazing cuisine and people! Other things I love are nature, gardening, walking, art, writing (of course) and so many other things… oh, and did I mention gardening? I also love comedy. ☺
So far I’ve written 2 books:
A children’s picture book about a flying unicorn called Eclipse’s Quest – Crystal’s Gallant Adventures Book 2 (My twin did the first one in the series), and a fantasy/literary fiction novel called Triangles of Black.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Triangles of Black: Once in a Thousand Years.
I started writing this because I had a story to tell about corporate powers that rule our society. I wanted to expose some of this story, but in the most entertaining way that I could – with conflicts, friendship, spies and magic!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do have little rituals that help me to focus my creative energy that include getting warm and comfortable, then when all is quiet (usually when everyone else is asleep) all I need is a hot drink and I’m ready to go. Sometimes, if my youngest child falls asleep during the day, I’ll drop all the housework to get some writing done until she wakes. My house is not always tidy but who cares? Housewifery is not on my Resume! ☺
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I actually used to hate reading and only started enjoying it in my early 20s when I first read fantasy, but after a few years life got too hectic and I stopped reading for nearly a decade. Then I wrote my books that are a style of my own I think, but you can be the judge of that! I recently read some of Tolkien’s work and similar to my own they’re an Epic adventure containing humor but set at different times with a different darkness.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the Sequel to Triangles of Black – delving deeper into the arcane history.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The best method of promoting my book is to just be myself. Every website I can showcase my work has its place and usefulness.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you love what you write someone else will too.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
What are you reading now?
Currently in a writing mood so I’m not reading but the best thing that I read this year was a novella called Shadow Valley by Leon Jane.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Once I finish my sequel for Triangles of Black, I want to write a few books for the Prequel. I get lost in my worlds of fantasy so I definitely want to write more magic.
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, Shadow Valley by Jane Leon, The Silver Brumby by Mitchell Elyne (takes me back to my childhood) and Triangles of Black by Me. ☺ Hope there are some thirst quenching coconuts nearby.