Hahahahahaha! Do you even have to ask that? Yes! Absolutely! You would have to put me in chains and bury me in alive to stop me now. By the time you read this, I’ll have three books out, and four more in the works. That’s just the start. Oh yes, that’s just the start.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…
I used to do customer service, but a recent change in my medical condition has left me hearing impaired, so now I focus on administration work. I find it best to do a day job that’s busy and boring, because that inspires my creativity when I get home.
What other jobs have you had in your life?
I have been a comic book writer and illustrator. Other than that, nothing to write home about.
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
Computer programming. I love code. Yeah, I know, I’m weird.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Scotland or Ireland. I love the rain, and… well, Scottish/Irish guys, if you know what I mean.
Tell us about your family?
I’m the offspring of a giant, tattooed biker computer technician, and an astrologer. No, really.
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I have a wee little netbook called Toshiekins (she’s a Toshiba). Toshiekins and I go everywhere together, and I do all my creative writing on her. People have been trying to convince me to upgrade to a tablet or at least a full-size laptop, but I say no! I love my Toshiekins. She’s just the right size, and she fits in my purse.
Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry?
I have a few friends in the industry, primarily my editor, Holly Simmons. She’s amazing, and brilliant. I also spend a fair amount of time picking the brains of more senior authors to learn whatever I can from them.
How much of the book is realistic?
Both The Survivors and The Immortelle series use the real world as a starting point, but it evolves from there. Almost all of the places in The Survivors are real places. You can go onto Google Maps, and take a virtual tour of Ohaupo, and see the places that Sandy talks about in the first few chapters of the book. Sandy’s DVD store, the Ohaupo town store, the antique shop and the infamous Function building are all real places.
I also based a lot of the facts in the book on reality, as well. I spent hours researching the length of time packaged goods survive, viruses, and much, much more.
The Immortelle series is less based in reality. It’s more of an alternate reality. Although I mention real names and places, they’re not necessarily the same as the ones in our world.
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Rating – R-18