I love a new challenge. When I first read about people self publishing I thought, "hey! That can be me!" For the last six months I have been gathering information on how to be a successful indie author. New stories and new ideas motivate me in wanting to do this for myself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing someone smile or say, "wow!" After they read my stories. I find great joy in seeing others joyful.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a longer story, at least 15k words. This will probably still be in the line of erotic but with more detail.
Who are your favorite authors?
Many of favourites are children authors. Ranging from JK Rowling to Dr. Seuss. I enjoy Toliken's work too.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought that each new day brings me closer to seeing the one I love and knowing he supports my writing 100%.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Ha! Reading or doing more research. I must be obsessed with research. If I am not doing any of those, umm... I think photography is another. I love photos.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, I do. I must have been eight years old, I had chickenpox. I was sick of my colouring book and I was really sick of being in bed all the time. My mother suggested I draw something but I liked the idea of writing. I gathered a few children books, looked at pictures and looked at words I did not know how to spell. Soon I started writing about a little chicken that did not know why he had spots.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I would say I don't really have five favourites. I have favourite series. All the Harry Potter books. All the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit books. All of Dahl's books. All of Dr. Seuss. Actually, any book I can't put done is one of my favourites. Books have a great impact on me, I feel emotionally involved with the character.
Describe your desk
Ummm... It's a corner table, with papers, more papers and way more papers. Pens and pencils all over and a box labeled, "new ideas." Yes, this box is over flowing too. My iPad keyboard and my diary.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Johannesburg. Being such a small town everyone pretty much knew the next person. It has not influenced my writing much but has given me the opportunity to write about a multitude of people.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My own story. Being trapped between the idea of loving two people at the same time. I got over my first love when he announced his engagement to his new girlfriend. The story goes much into emotional detail about the burden of loving two people and the depression it has on your life.
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