One pissed off Sorceress, is sent on a mission to kill a latent Mage who just so happens to be the grandson of her arch nemesis and half sister.
What are you working on next?
Next is a novel involving dimensional travel.
Describe your desk
How would I describe my desk...well lets see, it's large and missing some of it's screws so it's a bit wobbly, it has a set of drawers on the left side that are full of crap, a small plastic set of drawers to the left on the desktop with paper, notebooks and other stuff in them, beside it is my kindle fire, I have four cups of pens, and several notebooks laying around, with a box folder of my latest work in progress. In the center of the desk is my lap top, which may be getting traded in for a more powerful PC at some stage. To the right I have a mouse mat that I got in Canada with images of things you won't see in Canada on it, and beside the desk. I keep two card file boxes with ideas in them on the desk as well. In front of me, there is a window and a fantastic stereo system.
When did you first start writing?
I first stated writing in kindergarten, I believe it was after my little brother died, I wrote a story about going to the graveyard to be with him.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I have in writing, is putting pen to paper and watching the world in my head come to life through my words.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is simple, I get an idea, I sit down and write that idea out in long hand, from that idea I begin to outline chapters, then flesh those outlines out until I have a first draft. I leave this aside for a few weeks, then go through it and make some changes. From there it goes onto the computer, becoming the second draft, which is left for a while, then I print off a copy of what I've written, and make more changes and type that up to the computer, this becomes the third draft, if at this stage the story is how I want it, then all I'm doing after that is correcting any grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes that may be in it, if the story is not how I want it, then another draft may be done following the process as before. When I have final draft, then it's time to polish, sort out the cover, the blurb, synopsis and then publish.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I spend time reading, I also knit, crochet, craft and watch the goggle box. The one thing I'm trying to cut down on is the amount of time I spend on Facebook, as it tends to cut into the other things I like to do.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read Terry Pratchett and Kelly Armstrong for pleasure. I love the style and humor in Pratchett and the entire world that he created. I love Kelly Armstrong's books because when I was at a stage of not reading, I found her books and they got me back to where I needed to be, devouring books on a daily basis.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My E-Reading device of choice is the Kindle, right now I have a Kindle Fire which serves more than one purpose, but I started out with the basic model, which I adored more than anything. I love that I can have both paper books, and e-books in my life, they go hand in hand and here's something for you...I have 174 e-books on my kindle and roughly 300 paper books, and I've only read about 10 percent of them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I love going onto Amazon and having a look through their free books, and sometimes when I can afford it, the books that cost up to three dollars or pounds, it's amazing what you can find and how talented some of these new writers are out there.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The world is changing and so is how we publish books, I think as I'm nervous about the whole rejection thing, it's better to go the e-book route and build from there.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have too many favorite authors to mention, but a few that spring to mind are Terry Pratchett, Kelly Armstrong, David Eddings, and Janet Evanovich.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, though, I don't think I have very many right at this moment.
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