My name is Pip. Ive lived in the States on and off ever since I could have a glass of wine. I was in Europe before that searching for the endless winter. I was a competitive freeskier for over a decade and represented my country until a few years ago.
I live half the year in the snow and half the year in the sand. I am a big dreamer and I'm pretty sure that will never go away. I dream of sand these days and hope one day my feet can be buried in it daily. I married a snowboarder/surfer, so I'm hoping between us one day we will find the right place to stay for good.
During a dry winter 2012, I sat down and wrote The Snowball Effect. It had been floating in my mind for months, so I finally put fingers to keyboard and went for it.
Since then I have written the sequel and published it while in the Dominican Republic surfing in mid 2013, it is called The School and I like it even more. The story goes deeper into the past and becomes more complex as new characters are introduced. I really enjoyed writing this one and I am already working on the third in what is now called the Kovak Files, Misty Hill. Read on to find out what it all means.....
It is the first time I have ever written anything! I think it's great there's a place like smashwords to give indie authors a place to show their work. I hope you like it.
Feel free to write to me, I'd love to hear what you thought. email@example.com
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New Zealand, But since I was 17 I have been traveling and following my passions. I think a blend of my own reading and dreaming verses all the places I have been and things I have experienced along the way have influenced my writing. I am still new at it so I learn with each new paragraph, chapter and book that I create. The world and life has no limits, so neither should your imagination!
When did you first start writing?
I love to loose myself in stories. When I work out I listen to books on CD through my ipod, or read my nook on the elliptical machine at the gym. I read when it's sunset time and I have a drink in hand, I read on the beach. Sometimes I'll have several stories going at the same time, my husband calls it escapism! I'm a dreamer! One day I was out on a deserted island surfing, but the waves were kind of big for me, I am still learning, so I decided not to go out. Instead I wanted to go for a run but didn't have my ipod with me. I HATE listening to my breathing as I run, so I decided to go for a run and dissolve myself into a story. That day I made up the first few chapters of The Snowball Effect, on Masonboro Island in North Carolina. From there it just kept evolving, that was July 2010, I have no idea where it will keep going, but it's fun!
Sequel to The Snowball Effect this fast paced book takes us on a high stakes mission into the baron land of Russia. Siblings looking for redemption track their criminal mastermind father in an attempt to stop him from creating his own army by abducting and training children in the world of terrorism. But the hunters become the hunted as they run, hide and crawl to stay alive in pursuit of justice
Years ago siblings Mishca and Sam escaped a brutal training camp. But things are not as they seem as suddenly they find themselves on the run targeted by unknown pursuers. As truths are exposed about their unusual past, the worst kind of betrayal begins to emerge entangling them unwittingly in a web of lies and evil. To stay ahead and alive they need those very skills forced on them so long ago.