1. What’s your genre and do you write in more than one? Contemporary romance is currently my sole genre.
2. Did you choose your genre or did it choose you? It chose me. Some years ago, as Australian correspondent for UK Writers’ News, I attended a Romance Writers of Australia conference. I left the conference inspired to write romance novels, something I’d never considered in either genre or length.
3. Is there any genre you’d like to try? Or is there one you wouldn’t? Historical appeals, specifically the medieval period, but at the moment I am daunted by the amount of research necessary. Not mystery, fantasy.
4. What fiction do you read for pleasure? A wide variety, including romance, historical, light crime and general (non-genre) novels
5. Tell me a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing. I’m based in regional New South Wales. I’ve been writing for many years; my published career started with non-fiction magazine articles, and continued via short stories in various genres to book-length romance.
6. Which of your characters is your favourite? A male favourite is Lee, chief protagonist in the forthcoming romance Class Act, because of his significant character development. From a man held hostage by guilt and regrets and coping only through rigid control of every aspect of his life, he comes to realise that he can break free and permit himself to love.
7. Are there villains in your books and how were they created? Not villains in the sense of being criminal, but the stories do contain a character whose malicious actions or motives are important to the plot. I don’t know how they were created—they arrived ready-made to speak, and wrote themselves in!
8. What are you working on now? The missing middle of a story that has its beginning and ending.