My educational credentials are not in writing, but science. I have a degree in biotechnology from the University of Newcastle (in Australia). I currently work as a chemist at a pharmaceutical quality control laboratory, but I always love a challenge. Even though I am generally a right-brained person, writing is something I like to do in order to tap into my creative side. I have tried other things (painting, music, etc.), but I didn’t feel as connected to those activities as I have with my writing. I plan on writing and releasing more novels in the future, so keep in touch!
What inspires you to write?
Writing is something I’ve taken up as a hobby and I enjoyed it so much that I continued it all the way to completion of two novels! I like to write to entertain people and hopefully my readers get a chuckle and feel good after reading my books. That’s really all that matters.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have a unique process. My mother has come up with some amazing ideas for the books and I mostly just put them together. She helps with continuity and plot line holes, and i just keep writing. It works amazingly well. Most people would have issue with working with someone else (let alone a family member), but my mom and I seem to always be on the same wavelength and it works very well.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I love writing dialogues and putting myself in their shoes, especially when one character confronts or fights with another. It is possible that it is because I’m usually very non-confrontational and it feels good to yell at someone, even if it is through my characters.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish through a Print-On-Demand platform. I felt it was the best avenue for me as I didn’t think any publishers would take me seriously without any credentials or education (in writing). I stand behind my decision. It has been great. It’s the people who buy the book that pays for the printing and the author doesn’t have to spend thousands and then find ways to sell just to break even.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more and more people will go away from traditional publishing and do it themselves. So many options are available for people who don’t immediately draw the attention of a traditional publisher and going with self-publishing allows you to keep much more control of your art than you would have otherwise.
What genres do you write?: science fiction, romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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