Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a Kenyan citizen of the world, mother of one, and writer of books. I have authored seven books in different genres, four of which are a series known as Child of Destiny. One is non-fiction and autobiographical while the other two are just stories I wrote.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Child of Destiny about a group of teenagers, some magic and a whole lot of madness. We have young love, infidelity, witches, race and small town crap. In other words, it’s a lot like real life – well, some people’s real life interspersed with a lot of other stuff.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m a vampire when it comes to writing. I find myself staying up all night writing. It’s a very emotional process for me and when I’m not feeling it, the words just don’t come.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Anne Rice is a huge influence, as is J.K Rowling and Stephen King. The Vampire Diaries, early seasons might also have had an influence on me.
What are you working on now?
I’m mainly ghost writing for other people while I try to finish two stories, one about a young girl who is a somali refugee another is the next installment of the Child of Destiny series known as Marcus Devereux.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find that writing a blog and my facebook page are good conduits to communicate with potential readers.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Do not be discouraged.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The same that I’ve imparted. Also Diana Gabaldon once told me that being a writer is about the persistence rather than how many books you’ve sold.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading supernatural fan fiction mostly.
What’s next for you as a writer?
What’s next for me is book promotion, and trying to secure a foothold with readers before my next installment comes out.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Of all time? that’s a difficult one. I’m going to go with ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ as my son and I spent many an enjoyable evening reading it and laughing like loons.