Currently I'm working on Soul Inferno, #3 in the Soul Trilogy. It's very exciting and I'm loving the journey!
Who are your favorite authors?
As it will take me forever to list them all, I'm going to write down the first five that come to mind. 1. Tamora Pierce 2. Eoin Colfer 3. Lemony Snicket 4. Claudia Gray 5. Cynthia Hand
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Breakfast. Oh, and something inspirational liiiike.... seeing what the world holds for me. Also bacon.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Berating myself for not writing, playing Star Wars; The Old Republic, watching Ghost Hunters.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads. Every now and then a review will pop up in my newsfeed and I will think to myself; "I must have it."
I would also like to use this space to thank authors for making ebooks cheap.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember a ton of old ones but I don't know which one came first. I do remember a story in which I didn't know what the normal human height was and made a character three metres tall. That was pretty funny.
What is your writing process?
Sitting down in a quiet environment, putting on rainingfm.com and setting a timer. Then I scribble to my heart's content until the timer goes off, review what I've written and then eat a lasagne or something.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't think this is the answer this question is going for, but this story amuses me too much not to share. When I was in primary school, we had reading levels, and I prided myself on being the highest up those ladders, level 5-6 I think. One day when we got a new tub of picture books, there was a level 8 about planets and outer space. To show off, I picked that one and took it home. I ended up crying because I couldn't understand it.
How do you approach cover design?
With trepidation. I'm lucky enough to have a small team working with me, a couple of photographers, a model, a hair and make-up artist and a graphic designer, but the overall layout, location scouting, costuming and general theme is left to me, which is terrifying.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and everything. I re-read things when I run out of books, but I read any genre, including non-fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle for PC.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Blog giveaways. I love doing them and I've noticed people love entering them! Win-win all around, really.
Describe your desk.
Cluttered, small and an ergonomical nightmare.
When did you first start writing?
Primary school, I think. If it was before that, it's probably unintelligable.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This is the closing novel in a series of three. Everything has led up to this book and it is utterly terrifying. All things must wrap up perfectly.
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