Although from England, I have lived in the United States for most of my life.
I have an avid interest in aviation, suspense and a Cold War fascination of the cat-and-mouse game between the two former Super Powers -not to mention the geo-political landscape then and now.
The latter helped in writing my 5 Star-rated first novel "Frontiers."
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
England for one quarter of my life and California with some stays in the southern United States and (the former West) Germany. Yes, I was a military brat and enjoyed that experience.
The experiences I observed, garnered through hearsay and researched given where ever I lived in a certain time period, added to my immense interest in the "other side's" aircraft (yes, I am a plane nut) during the Cold War grew as I got older. Since I am a research geek, I quickly became an over-achiever and a sponge for information which had me hone my detail-oriented nature in a particular topic of curiosity. I feel my writing reflects that knack of adding colour to my “show don’t tell” aspects of describing a scene.
When did you first start writing?
In English composition class at age 10. I immersed myself by engaging my vivid imagination and putting those thoughts on paper beginning with my very first writing assignment, and my love of writing grew from there.
Tatyana dreams of flying for her country’s air force -a career field closed to females in the USSR. Although under growing suspicion by two police agencies -including the KGB- due to unsolved homicides, her brother formulates a dangerous conspiracy to help her illegally enroll in a VVS academy. Will Tasha follow through with her brother’s plan?