Tell us about your publishing journey…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always written, but I never finished anything. Drawers full of crap. Mainly this was because I didn’t believe I could write a novel that people would want to read. It wasn’t until 2007 and a trip to Ireland that I finally gained the confidence I needed. Something about standing on the Cliffs of Moher inspired me, and I decided to achieve my dreams. And even though my first two books were never published (looking back I can see why), I continued to write, never getting discouraged.
Finally in 2010, I received an offer from a publisher for Fractured Light. They also published my next three books. Since then, I’ve written two more novels, which I hope will be released within the next year.
What do you love about being an author?
Creating whole new worlds and characters. The possibilities are endless!
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?
I would love to break bread with Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. I would want to be a part of her inner circle including Lord Byron. I bet I would learn a lot about writing dark stuff!
Julie Taylor would make a great Llona. I see May as Ellen Page. Christian as a young Zac Efron and Liam as Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?
I would visit the time of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. I think she must’ve been an incredible woman to rule for so long in a male dominated world. I’d like to know her secret.
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
Don’t sweat the small stuff and figure out sooner than later what really matters to you.
What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?
I just finished End of Feeling by Cindy Bennett. It was good! It was a contemporary novel, something I don’t usually read, but I enjoyed it.
If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
Horror. I like things on the darker side.
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