Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I live and work in Yorkshire, in England. I’m married. I’ve written stories since I was six years old. I love reading and writing romance. I was published first by Hodder and Stoughton with my romantic suspense, “Voices in the Dark.” Since then I’ve written more romantic thrillers and historical romances. You can see how many at my Amazon Author Page!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest novel is “Sir Conrad and the Christmas Treasure.” It’s a sweet medieval romance, set in northern England. It’s part of Prairie Rose Publications “The Rose and the Sword” Medieval line, which features strong men rescuing strong-minded women. I love having my heroes and heroines rescue each other and so this imprint really inspired me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write on paper first, then computer. Sometimes I write to music. If I find myself stuck, I’ll go for a walk in my local woods to clear my head.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Mary Stewart and Phyllis Whitney inspired me when I was younger. I also love Terry Pratchett.
What are you working on now?
A midsummer story, a romance.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find twitter very useful.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read widely in all genres. Join a writing group that suits your writing. Enjoy the research!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Read your dialogue aloud to see if it flows and sounds real.
What are you reading now?
A non-fiction book about the Crusades.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to keep being inspired to write historical romance and fantasy romance.
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?
“Thud” by Terry Pratchett
“The SAS Survival Guide” by John Wiseman
“An Excellent Mystery” by Ellis Peters
“The Silk Roads” by Peter Frankopan