Q – What inspired you to become a writer?
A – I loved reading books as a child and I was in awe of the places they could take me, I guess I wanted to be that person who could transport others to the places in my imagination. The first book that transported me to another world was The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton and that feeling of wonder has never really left me.
Q -Who are your biggest literary influences?
A – Literary influences, that’s difficult because I love to read such a varied group of authors from Bram Stoker to Barbara Taylor Bradford and all writers in between, I couldn’t pin down one.
Q – How do you handle negative reviews or criticism of your work?
A – I try to stay positive and use them as constructive criticism, I am of the mindset that not everyone will like how or what I write.
Q – What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
A – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! Publish in as many places as you can if you self publish. But the best bit of advice I could give would be to write what you love, if you do that then readers will enjoy feeling that in your books.
Q – What do you hope readers take away from your writing?
A – A sense of wonder and a story that sticks with them like The Magic Faraway Tree did with me.