Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
I’ve always messed around with the idea of writing a book. About six years ago I got serious and wrote a searingly genius series of paranormal romances. Then I got them critiqued. Then I realised, you actually have to learn what you’re doing if you’d like to do it well. So I took various courses and mentored with the awesome fantasy writer, Louise Cusack. Out of all of this came my first book, Flesh.
When did you first begin writing with a view of embarking on a career as a published author?
About six years ago.
Tell us about the first book you wrote
Flesh is a post-zombie apocalypse erotic romance. It’s basically me blending my love of “The Stand” by Stephen King, every B-grade zombie film ever made, and romance novels.
What is your writing routine?
I try to wake up before it’s time to get the kids sorted for school. Three cups of coffee. Get any emails and such like sorted. Say something humorous and half intelligible, or post a picture of a hot half naked guy, on the facebook author page. Try not to be distracted by the internet and WRITE GOD DAMN IT.
Favourite snack whilst writing?
The children’s Mini-Oreo cookies which are supposed to be for school lunches. Oopsies.
If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
Something dull that paid by the hour.
One thing you’d like readers to know about the romance genre…
Human relationships make the world go around. Exploring them is never going to be simple or small so open your mind.
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
I just went to America for the first time which was a big one for me. Making it onto the New York Times Best Sellers List would be nice.
Biggest accomplishment to date:
Making it onto the USA Today Best Sellers List.
What’s next for you?
More Stage Dives books so lots of writing about hot tattooed rock stars getting smacked upside the head by love.
Confessions of an Author:
Is there something we’d be shocked to know about you?
What do you find easiest to write? And, the hardest?
Both are extremely variable. Heroines can be tricky. I think as a heterosexual woman, I pretty much know ideally what I want from a man. Balancing out my heroines can be much harder work.
Favourite travel experience?
Bar-tending on the Greek Island of Kos in my younger years. That was cool.
Favourite fictional character:
Milk or dark chocolate?
Red, white, bubbly?
Beer, vodka, or silver tequila.
Salty or sweet?
Beach or mountains?
Give or receive?