1. What were you before you became an author? Did this influence your choices as a writer?
I was and still am a compliance officer for a pharmaceutical company. Before that I worked in a variety of finance roles in a variety of industries. I write fantasy and paranormal romance so I can’t say my daily work life influences my writing directly… but it certainly has given me plenty of ideas for fun blog posts and occasionally for characters. I like to give my villains the names of people I don’t like!
2. Are you genre specific or general? I don’t mean major genres but subdivisions or romance, mystery or paranormal.
I write paranormal and fantasy romance, because I’m a fluffy romantic at heart and fantasy was and remains my first love. It is reading The Lord of the Rings aged 12 that made me want to become a writer. I also occasionally write short stories for magazines, those are contemporary romance or family-themed stories.
3. What is your latest release?
Music for a Merman, book 2 in the Sea of Love series, is out now. The Sea of Love series was a winner in the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award 2019. The books can be read independently as each novel is standalone. Music for a Merman is a forbidden love story between a shape shifting merman who is also a policeman, and a sexy eco-warrior.
4. What are you working on now?
Mermaids Marry in Green, book 3 in the Sea of Love series, has just been accepted by my publisher and will be out later this year. I am now starting the first book in a new series, Conjuring Love, about time travelling witches and warlocks.
5. Do your reading choices influence your choice of a writing career?
I love fantasy. I have just discovered the books of Robin Hobb, and am devouring her Farseer Trilogy. I’ve already bought the first book in the following series, the Liveship Traders. I look forward to reading a story set on a ship! The ocean plays a very important part in my Sea of Love novels. I also read contemporary and historical books, the next book on my To Be Read list is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
6. Where can we find you?