A Little About You…
I’m an army brat who moved around the country (and as far as Germany) finally settling in Birmingham at the age of 21. I’m a mum of 2, I have a dog and a partner who’s a gamer. As well as the “writing thing”, I’m at uni studying to be a Primary School teacher.
A Little About Your Writing…
I have written from as long as I can remember. All through my teens, I wrote stories for my friends and for myself, then one day I just stopped. I stopped until I was 30… I’ve not looked back since, culminating in the publication of my novella Right Click, Love as part of the Sugarplum Dreams collection.
I also still write my first draft by hand. I just seem to think better with a pen in my hand; then when I type it up, I change almost everything, but it works for me.
What Inspired You To Start Writing?
to be honest, I was that young I can’t remember, but I do remember the first story I wrote was about a little girl who went to a birthday party. I was 8, it was written in red crayon and had an accompanying picture.
How Has Writing Changed Your Life?
I never really noticed a change at all in my younger years as it was something I always did, just like I was the one who always had a book in her blazer pocket at school. When I started again I realised that I had held myself back a lot as I grew up. Although I am a fairly confident person, I tend not to say what’s on my mind so I put my characters in the position to speak for me.
What’sYour Favourite Book, Ever?
Don’t make it easy do you? Uhm… er… *scratches head*… I’ll have to possibly cheat and say The Belgariad by David Eddings which is a series not just one book. It has everything, romance, action, adventure, humour and amazing characters.
What’s The Best Piece Of Writing Advice You Could Give, And Why?
To simply write. Get the words on paper (or screen) without worrying about it being spelt correctly or having perfect grammar. Get the story out in any which way you can because that’s actually the hardest part. Editing may be mind numbingly boring, but it’s essential yet fairly easy as creativity goes. (I’m going to have to hide from my editors now.)
If You Were A Dragon, What Kind Of Dragon Would You Be?
I would be like Pete’s Dragon. (Showing my age now)