Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m an actress, author, writer and sex-blogger currently based in Australia.
I am the author of 4 books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called ‘Without My Consent’ and it’s about my journey through rape.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I live in my ‘right brain’ (creative brain). I have no logic whatsoever. I act on passion, instinct and gut. My writing habits are as spontaneous as I am.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m yet to read any author who writes as well as he does and I’ve been an avid reader for twenty years.
I like writing that is raw, crass, grimy and accessible.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on finishing off my glass of Merlot.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media, guest blogging, author interviews, blog tours and online press.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Advice is wankery. Nothing turns me off more than authors who spruik advice. (vomit).
What are you reading now?
Into The Wild. By Jon Krakauer.
I’ve read it twice and seen the film umpteen times. I’m most inspired by ‘the individual’ and those who f#ck off conventionality to find deeper meaning and purpose.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I currently work as a freelance columnist for several large media outlets in Australia and overseas — that takes up most of my energy these days.
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?
In this very moment, as of March 2016 — I’d take:
Adultery by Paulo Coelho ( I have been wanting to read it for MONTHS but haven’t yet!)
Lust For Life by Irving Stone (about Van Gogh) I have been reading this book on-and-off . I must finish it!
Never Broken by Jewel Kilcher (I’m a huge fan of Jewel’s poetry, music and prose -hanging out to read her new memoir)
The People Look Like Flowers At Last by Charles Bukowski ( I have all his poetry books but in this very moment, that’s the one I’d take).