Aplogies if I sound a little hyper (and juvenile) but I am so incredibly excited as my first full length novel is out! It is called Banished and is available at:
I live in rural Oxfordshire (UK) and I am hooked on the drug of writing. Although books have always been a passion of mine I didn't start writing until December 2009 and now I can't stop.
I hope you enjoy the stories. I truly welcome feedback and read everything I'm sent.
Thank you for reading.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It's that word 'inspire' that makes me pause. Nothing inspires me to leave my bed, but many things make me need to leave it, like going to the loo or having to eat; a few things make me want to leave it, such as spending time with my family or wanting to write down my thoughts; some things force me to leave, like my duty and obligation to ensure the house is clean, the pets and children looked after, the bills paid (ie going to work). Need/Want/force, but inspire? Nope. The opposite if anything.
Describe your desk
My desk is actually my dining table (boo hoo) and, when it is my desk, it is covered in all the slips of paper where I've jotted down little phrases or lines. I have a laptop, my writing book, my jotter, a pencil and a fountain pen. Up until my most recent book, I would write the book in its entirety in longhand (using pencil) before typing it onto the computer. Sometimes, my desk is non existent and I scribble away in by book while sitting in my chair - the one you see in the profile picture. Words flow more easily for me that way. One day, I tell myself, you'll have a whole room to yourself, with shelves of interesting things that spark the imagination, photos and magazine clippings on the walls and a door to keep everyone out.