She has degrees in education and art history, specializing in Early Renaissance paintings. A dream job move to Asia triggered a career change by the time she returned to Canada. She brings art, travel and an interest in the supernatural to her writing.
What inspires you to write?
I have not found many books about women from other cultures who manage to turn oppression and violence into opportunity. So I chose to write about a very closed culture and explore a different kind of outcome for Camille.
Tell us about your writing process.
I had a very clear outline for Red Bride’s Noose because the story had been with me for years. It just poured out of me once I made up my mind to write about it. I didn’t even have an office at the time and I wrote the first few drafts on the couch.
Since then, I’ve acquired a work space with water views and lots of natural light. The outline for book 2 is not as clear and that’s fine with me. I am curious to see where it takes me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No. Writing is a very quiet and solitary process for me, although I enjoy reading passages to my husband.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writers have marketing teams, editors, cover designers and the list goes on. Do what you can “exceptionally” well and hire professionals to do the rest. You just don’t have to do it all yourself!
You may have to spend more money to make money and find innovative strategies to market yourself.
I do a lot of giveaways. I structure them in the same way many of my favorite authors do and it works. I’m in the process of doing another $200.00 cash giveaway very soon.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I queried the book and received the first response within 2 hours. It was a wonderful experience! I did a big happy dance, but it wasn’t the right path for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t see any huges changes in the near future.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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