What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
This may be surprising, however, Facebook has been the most effective for me. There are many different groups, from authors and readers, to promotional, and I have found all to be rewarding.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Defiantly a Kindle because I can carry many books with me wherever I go without a hassle.
Describe your desk
What desk? LOL. My hubby stole that ages ago and its a mess. So, I rest in a recliner with a laptop on my knees, and do most of my research on the internet while writing. A real MAD hatter! LOL
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the 1950s in a small country town situated in New South Wales, Australia. This was the ideal place for a dreamer such as I. There was plenty to do aside from chores. I roamed the creeks watching fish, tadpoles and various insects, climbed trees and imagined being in a far-off land, lay in the grass looking up at the sky to conjure all kinds animals or people in the cloud shapes. Attending a two room, two teacher multicultural school, we learned words and songs in other languages, and often had an owl asleep on the mobile blackboard. I loved to learn and still do. Going to high school was my biggest thrill with the many classrooms for different subjects. I thrived on English and compositions always striving to be best in the class. The teacher would read out the two most interesting stories and students would vote on them. I often won, and as a shy child it was overwhelming.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing as a child at school and have always read a lot and written down what I learnt.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book to be released early December is about the fight between good and evil. We see plenty of evidence in the world around us of the havoc caused by people who wish to take-over with their own agendas. Yet what is it that causes them to want to do so? What can we do to protect our self and the innocent? As a spiritual Christian I answer this in an unusual way through my own insights and that of the Bible. I include drama, mystery and romance to add inspiration and excitement. The name of this book is: "Spirit Warrior - Fighting the Realms of Darkness."
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Now that's a difficult one. I would have to say its to inspire and encourage others. To educate the reader, whether with bits of medical information or Biblical understanding. I am a giver and helper.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well I don't wish to be hero worshipped or thought to be better than I am. Beside that its wonderful to touch lives in a positive way, and help the reader to enjoy the experience and inspiration of my books.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many. I loved to read Corrie Ten Boom and her survival through terrible life trials. I like Anya Seton, Laura Ingalls, Jeanette Oak, Catherine Marshall, Mary Hawkins and Diana Gabaldon. So there is a variety and MANY more newer ones.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
LOL, this is a smiler. I live in the sub-tropical of Queensland, where there are a huge variety of parrots and other birds which awaken me outside my window with their chatter. The kookaburra generally begins to laugh at sunrise. He is known as the bush clock and you can often tell the time by him. The birds brighten the morning and help me to look forward to the day. I give thanks to God for a good night sleep and what lays before me, before I arise.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have family and friends who often visit to share their troubles and rewards. I research as a retired medical professional. Reach out to encourage people on Facebook or via email. I am an avid reader and write many reviews to help authors. My Christian faith is connected to everything I do in every way.
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