When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I teach all over the world. I spend a lot of time travelling and meeting new interesting people.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I listen to other readers. Those books with great reviews are the ones I try out. Most of the time it definitely works.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The hobbit. Me, my dad and my sister used to read it before bed. It caused me to love reading.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter - I love all of them. The storyline, the world, the characters, everything. It also reminds me of growing up. Captain Correlli's Mandolin - This story was the first book that made me cry. Anne Frank's diary - It reminds me that you can look at the world in a positive way even when your own life is so bleak. It is a testament to the human spirit. The Gargoyle - This is brilliant. It taught me about the importance of letting go. Clovenhoof - it makes me laugh.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mainly crime, historical fiction, fantasy. I love a story with twists and turns.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is essentially a story about three people who meet in extreme circumstances. They learn to see things from different perspectives and to build unlikely friendships.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love writing and I wanted to share my work with people.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters that become almost real.
What are you working on next?
Book two in the series.
What does your desk look like?
It is wherever in the world I am. It can be a cafe table or a table in my home. The one constant is my laptop.
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