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Tell us about yourself:
I’m 26, I live in a little country called New Zealand. I have a degree in teaching and while I would love to write full time, I work as well as studying and I’m a full time single parent. I have a special place in my heart for romance and a major love of alpha males!
What was your first book?
Missing Link was the first book I have published and it was a journey and a half. I never thought having people buy and read something I wrote would be realistic until I found myself involved in the indie community being pushed to chase down that dream by some amazing friends.
Describe your first break.
So far no big break yet but there is more to come!
What is your favorite genre to read? To write?
Romance! Romance romance and more romance. I like to write it and I like to read it even more. The books I read must always have a strong male lead. Take no shit and leave no prisoners. But when I write I find that my males tend to have a softer side to them.
What makes a protagonist interesting?
The way they talk, the way they hold themselves, their history and what has made them who they are.
What is the best thing about being a writer?
It’s like being able to form another world. One where readers can feel and see exactly what you do. When I talk to people about my characters after they have read something I’ve written, it’s not like we are talking about them as characters from the pages of a book but more like the characters are our friends and we are sharing their lives. It’s unreal and exciting to be able to talk about someone like they are a real person. That’s what I enjoy the most.
What is the worst thing?
Being a beginning writer, it’s the unease of knowing whether people are going to share your excitement about something that you have poured your heart and soul into.
Pantser or plotter?
Pantser. Sometimes I don’t even know where my story is going to lead. I’m just along for the ride. Sometimes the characters will do something even I didn’t expect!
What do you see the direction of your future writing taking? What can we expect next? Give us a little taste.
Expect something new. The Finders series is deep in my head but recently I started something new and the characters just haven’t left me alone.
Here’s a bit of something not even my Betas have read! (Completely unedited.)
Taking her offer would mean being a person I never thought I would be and being given opportunities I never thought I would have. I could run, go back to my street family and live day by day, hoping for something better, risking my life just to live. But at the end of the day, what would I have? No job and no realistic vision for my future, stealing just to make ends meet. These things had never played on my mind much before because it was what I knew, what I lived and what I accepted as my life. But now, being offered something more, I wasn’t sure if I could go back without at least a taste of what it was like.
Just for fun
Cat or dog person?
Erm.. this is always a hard one. I’m in a sushi faze at the moment.
Fallen Crest High Series by Tijan
I’d never pass up some Frozen.
Favorite vacation destination (you just have to want to go there)
Texas! I have more than one fantasy about cowboys.