-I’m a paranormal romance author and I’ve been writing since 2005, and have published over forty stories in various genres, but mostly in the PNR genre. I’m a full time writer and I’m dedicated to writing paranormal romances with passion. I always set out to write books that I would want to read, and that give readers an escape from their daily life to fantastical new worlds, with unforgettable characters that take them on a rollercoaster ride packed with emotion, drama, love and action.At what age did you write your first book?
-I wrote my first book when I was 27, if you count only completed books. I was writing a gothic horror novel in school when I was 14, but never finished it.What was your inspiration for writing your book(s)?
-I’m never really sure where my inspiration for my books comes from. I’m often inspired by multiple things, and they can be really random or something small. Normally, it’s a song I hear, a conversation, a movie I watch, something I read, or just something that comes to me.Are there any parts of the story you feel particularly close to?
-I think I feel close to all of my stories in some way or other. I’ve written over forty stories now, but I can remember so much about them, little scenes or moments that really stand out and stay with me. Normally, the scenes that stay with me the most are the tragic moments and the times when a character really opens up and makes themselves vulnerable in order to win the heart of their beloved.How can our followers find you?
-Readers can find out more about me at my website. They can also learn more about me or get in touch via various social networks and my blogUK related questions
Where’s your favourite place?
-I really love the wilds of Scotland, with its romantic ruins of castles, mountains and lochs. I’m actually heading up there soon for a few days rest and reading time. My parents in law live up there and it’s always nice when we get to visit. They live in a house with a beautiful view over a sea loch and mountains. It’s magical.What’s your favourite thing about living here?
-Marmite. No, seriously. Marmite. I’m just kidding. I love so much about the UK that it’s hard to pin down specific things. I love our culture and how such a small country can have so many contrasts, dialects, accents, and such different landscapes. I’ve lived in Oxfordshire for my whole life, but I’ve travelled everywhere in the country, from Cornwall to the northern reaches of Scotland. We’re so diverse. It’s incredible.Is there one place you would like to visit, that you haven’t yet?
-No, I don’t think there is. I’ve been pretty much everywhere. My parents were really big on camping holidays and we loved to go walking, so I’ve travelled around the country and seen some amazing places.Do you have a favourite British band?
-I grew up listening to Queen and The Beatles because of my mum, so I love all their music. I can probably sing along to around 99% of their songs.Do you have a favourite British movie?
-I absolutely adore Bond films. I actually prefer the older ones in the 60s and 70s, when Bond was allowed to be snarky, womanising, and come out with terrible one liners... and there was a lot of silhouetted ladies in the opening sequence. Oh, and the theme tunes. I absolutely love the old Bond songs.Do you have a favourite British actor/actress?
-I love Sean Connery (the best Bond), and also love actors like Orlando Bloom (he’s pretty), and Michael Cain.When you think of Britain, what’s the first thing you think of?
-Marmite. Just kidding again. I think of the landscape and our culture for being a little reticent, good football, and good ales and cider, and delicious food like Yorkshire pudding or toad in the hole. Oh, and beautiful country houses and walks.Which place in Britain would you most like to live, other than where you do live?
-I would love to live where I’m going in Scotland. It’s remote, beautiful, and it’s coastal but has mountains too. It’s really relaxing up there and incredibly peaceful and wonderful. I get to walk on the beach or into the mountains, and the pace is so much slower than where I live in central England.What’s your favourite British saying?
-Other than swear words (we have some great ones, don’t we?), I love sayings like “knocked for six”. The ones that I’ll sometimes use on Facebook or Twitter, and I’ll get a lot of comments asking what it means. The harder they are to explain, the better.
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