I'm a mum of one, surrogate mum to three cats, blogger and writer. The inspiration for my work comes from not only my life experience, but from the day-to-day lives of other people. My main passions other than writing are music and reading, mostly because they both lead to inspiration! I also take a keen interest in the news, as it often leads to articles and blog posts.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Tough one! In no particular order, they are as follows:
1) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - great female protagonist, great plot, and a really easy read. 2) Caterpillar by Ashlyn Forge - first sci-fi book I've ever read, and whilst the original is a short story, it's an excellent read. 3) Mort by Terry Pratchett - OK, in reality I love the entire Discworld series, but Mort captured my attention and made me giggle. 4) The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory - again, I love all the books she's written, but this one caught my eye because of how strong and steadfast Katherine of Aragon was. 5) Lirael by Garth Nix - another trilogy that I love, simply because of the wonderful mix of magic and modern day technology that makes up the books, as well as the friendship and strength that permeates each book.
What do you read for pleasure?
Oh god ... anything! I've been known to read Le Monde simply to improve my French, or the news ... it depends on my mood really. I will read just about anything that comes my way.