Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
When we see a different perspective in a story or in a film, we begin to recognize the idea behind it, and that’s when creativity can change the world. – Lisa Andrew
My three main dreams are (1) to write and publish a collection of short stories, (2) write and publish a full-length novel, and (3) write a screenplay. I’ve completed two of those dreams so far.
I’m a Canadian with two young children, and have been happily involved with my husband for over twenty years. When I’m not writing or editing, you’ll find me listening to music or watching a movie.
With two bestselling books on Amazon, I like to write about sexy relationships with a psychological twist. With vivid details and controversial topics, and I strongly believe those topics are the ones that get us discussing what’s important in life, and what we should be appreciating the most. And of course, it’s important to me to show the proper representation of practice in BDSM.
The idea of prior consent that can be nonconsensual in the moment is almost always a staple in my works. When the character’s guards are down and when they’re most vulnerable, but they’re still comfortable. It’s a situation of full trust and respect for the partners involved, but I also like to surprise the reader. Playing on the psychological strings of the uncomfortable thoughts we’ve seen evil people possess can really make the story interesting and different.
Psychopaths and sociopaths have always fascinated me because of what they’re capable of, so I try to place one into the story.
It’s my pleasure to write noir stories with kinky relationships, adding a flavour of either disturbance or surprise. I rely on the possible truth of how some live their private lives and let my imagination to take hold to exaggerate possibilities.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Michael James is the name of the novel.
I’ve always been a fan of celebrities and their public profiles versus what they could be hiding from us in their private lives. I always wondered if someone had everything they ever dreamed of, what would he want next? I wanted something sexy, but something deceptive. I think of it as a very possible account of a powerful CEO’s private life.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t have any unusual writing habits.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m not much of a reader, so my influences typically lay in movies and movie scripts. I really admire writers that direct their own work, but I’m a fan of Nic Pizzolatto of True Detective, Mike Flanagan from The Haunting of Hill House, David Fincher, Stephen King, and Gillian Flynn.
What are you working on now?
After the promotion of Michael James, I’ll be working on a few different screenplays of controversial issues.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have a plethora of different social media, but short-lived promotions run on Amazon have worked best, so far.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you’re a new author, learn how to not take criticism to heart, and make sure you keep at it. If this is your dream, don’t let anyone stop you. If you’re happy with your work, just keep doing it. If you like it, chances are someone else will and does like it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
What are you reading now?
I’m reading “On Writing” by Stephen King, “Chasing Winter” by Cass Michaels, “Claimed in Chains” by Rexi Lake, and “Big and Beautiful” by Gisela Grey.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The screenplays are next on my list and I’m very excited!
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?
I would take any Stephen King short stories collection, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, and some sort of expert’s guide on being stranded on a deserted island!