I was born and brought up in Norfolk and moved to France when I was twelve and a half and returned six years later. I have been writing contemporary fiction since I was eight and love reading cotemporary and period fiction.
What inspires you to write?
basically, what I’d love to read about! I can bee reading any book and go into a little daydream and think; I’d love to read a book about such and such or so and so and that then motivates me to write it myself!
Tell us about your writing process.
After I’ve come up with my idea, I quickly jot it down in a notepad I have. The plotline comes first, then the names of my characters and their personalities.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I write, I’m able to immerse myself in the story. That helps me a great deal, I don’t pay attention to anything else, I just concentrate. I’ve already got a goo idea of what my character’s going to be and how they are going to behave so it’s just a matter of how they interact with each other really.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read! Read as much as you can and keep practising!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I didn’t want to hang around, waiting fir the ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ from publishers, I wanted to get my book out there, that’s where Amazon Createspace comes in handy. It’s a lot of work, but worth it in the end.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think paperbacks are still going strong. Most people, including myself, still tend to prefer to hold an actual paperback but who knows what will happen in the future.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print