Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am the author of 19th century steamy historical romances set in North Queensland, Australia and explore the passions and hardships of unique characters.
There is corruption, deceit and murder, as well as cattle rustlers, slave traders and hell fire clubs. Explore townships of Jarvisfield and Inkerman, as well as Ravenswood and Bowen. One book even incorporates my great grandmothers cattle station 'Inkerman Downs Station'.
I currently have 11 traditionally published titles available.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Avarice & Charity is book number 3 in the Sins of the Virtuous series. The series itself explores the sins we are all tempted by and the virtues we aspire to portray. Book 3 shows the sin of greed and how the person possessed by it will go to whatever lengths to satisfy it, including destroy the innocence of a charitable heart.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do tend to watch a lot of musicals while I'm working on the first draft – very dramatic ones like Phantom of the Opera and Chess.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I take inspiration from many authors, especially those that got knocked back by publishers so many times like J.K. Rowling. As far as favorite authors go though, I love anything by Amanda Quick.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on edits for book 4 from Sins of the Virtuous and I'm in the middle of writing book 5.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I love visiting book blogs as there are so many people willing to interact with you as an author.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Try to take bad reviews constructively.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
A bad first draft is better than a blank page.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing. I have a few more book to finish of for Sins of the Virtuous then I want to write a few more stand alone titles.
What is your favorite book of all time?
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
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