How about something that hasn’t been previously stated?
I held the fastest female time for running 1,500 meters in my school for over six years.
What genre do you write and what genre would you love to try?
I write every sub-genre of romance except Paranormal so I guess at some point in the future, I will want to try that too!
Tell us about what you've had published.
I’ve had two romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press, a romantic comedy by Eternal Press, a Victorian historical romance again by The Wild Rose Press and two contemporary romances (the second comes out in September) by Lyrical Press.
Any works in progress?
I am currently working on my third romantic suspense novel about the murder of the hero and heroine’s friend and their journey to find her killer. It is set in the mountainous region of Wales where I go every summer and I am thoroughly enjoying writing it.
What's your inspiration?
Too much to mention! The world around me inspires me, global news inspires me, my children inspire me. I am a complete people watcher and draw inspiration from a million and one places. I will never be stuck for story ideas, that’s for sure! And writer’s block is not allowed in my vocabulary. End of.
What drives you as a writer?
Writing is more like a compulsion that a vocation for me. I HAVE to write – ask my family what I am like to live with when I haven’t written for 48 hours and the answer will not be complimentary, LOL!!
How long have you been writing?
Since I was small but seriously with publication in mind, that started in earnest once my youngest daughter started school full-time six years ago.
Do you have a dream man/cop/detective? Does he appear in your writing and if so, what does he look like?
Matthew McConaughey seems to flash up a lot in my mind when I’m writing for some reason ; ) but other than that all my heroes are my dream men in some shape or form. They all have a job to do and they are the perfect man to get it done and fall in love with my heroine along the way.
There is no way I could pick a favorite hero of mine – I love them all!
Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.
My husband and children, definitely – they are my life and I’d be lost without them.
What makes you laugh? Cry?
My husband makes me laugh more than anybody else on the planet, he makes me do the ‘ugly’ laugh far, far too much, LOL! Other than him, I crack up at EVERY episode of Modern Family, love that show!
As for crying? My kids would say everything! I am a bit of blubber, whether than be films, friends sadnesses, TV shows….and when I’ve had one to many wines, watch out!
What do you do to amuse yourself when not working?
Read, walk with my dog and family through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside here in the UK and knit.
That would be too much white wine (lord, didn’t I mention wine before??).
Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?
The first time I held a paperback copy of my first novel, Searching For Sophie in my hands. I will never ever forget that feeling and still enjoy it with every book. There is nothing more satisfying than realizing your dreams.
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions. The floor is yours. Please tell us where to find your work, your website, your blog, book trailer, and anything else you care to share.
Here are the buy links for my latest contemporary and historical novels but feel free to go to my website for the others!