Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up Europe. I had a lonely childhood and had to rely on my imagination for entertainment because we didn't have many books..
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in my thirtys, by sending letters to the editor of a local paper.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to take my imagination for a ride. You create a character and put him or her into a situation and record what happens .
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time reading (sadly mostly research now) and meeting family and friends. I also enjoy travelling the world.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paul Gallico, Jane Austin, Nevil Shute and James Clavell
What are your five favourite books and why?
Love of the Seven Dolls (because it is a love story with a difference), Trustee from the Toolroom (a great story from a great story teller), Pride and Prejudice (a well written romance) Noble House (It is a picture of Hong Kong that you don't get in a guide book) an Woman of Substance (I like stories about strong and able women)
What do you read for pleasure?
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is the journey of an artist and the story of a woman's progress towards emanipation.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have become aware that everything is changing at a fast rate including how to buy and read books. So having to rely on traditional publishers is no longer a barrier.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a trilogy - inspired by the history of the Croatians in New Zealand.
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