Until recently, I didn't really have a process. I just sat down and emptied my head of a story as needed. Now I am trying the disciplined thing. I treat my office like I've gone to work. Shutting myself up for hours. I dump the story as quickly as my fingers (and real-life) allow and tidy it up from there.
Describe your desk
I don't like clutter so it just has my laptop, a photo of my family, a mini Buddha, a purple vase thing and a sign that says, 'Believe.'
When did you first start writing?
Around eight years old. I started off with poems, then on to short stories. I actually wrote a series when I was twelve but I got rid of it. I wish I could read it again.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have toyed with the idea for years and kicking myself for waiting! My words could stay locked on USB devices forever or they could be out there, for others to read.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Emptying my head. It gets loud sometimes. I love surprising even myself sometimes with the directions I go in.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like romance, horror/suspense and sci-fi.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I browse. I love discovering indie authors especially and those who aren't widely talked about. I feel like I am a sheep if I go for what everyone else is in to. If I like the book, I then search for everything that person has written.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country and I am glad I did. I live in the city now (though Perth is still a pretty laid-back sleepy place) and I am glad I had the experiences I did. Art and individuality was always encouraged in our household and I want that for my kids too.
What are you working on next?
Too many things! I have two current WIP's and another two on the way from there. It's all fun and games though.
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All The Games follows a spirited heroine and explores family loyalty and unwavering love. As well as those people who just happen to bury themselves under your skin . . . whether you want them there or not.