- How did you start your writing career?
Believe it or not, my professional writing career launched not with fiction, but with non-fiction. Feature articles for glossy magazines to be exact; psychic art, power animals, crystals and color healing is my area of expertise.
And my first book, When A Mullo Loves A Woman, is my launch into the world of romance. It releases December 3rd on ebook.
- Tell us about your favorite character from your books.
Pearl Kizzy is by far my favorite character from my work, to date. Perhaps it’s because the Mullo books are told from her perspective, and I got inside her head…probably a little too much. Her Liverpudlian sass rocks!
- Do you believe in ghosts?
Oh heck, yes. I’ve met more ghosts than I have fingers, so it’s pretty hard to doubt. But I understand people who don’t believe, I’m a see to believe girl myself, too.
- Who is your favorite author?
I have so many favorite authors. I love paranormal series, especially vamp ones. I’m a vamp addict. Seriously, nothing more romantic than the idea of eternal love…Dracula is my all time favorite story, if you hadn’t figured that out yet. hehe
- When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
I write in the day, when all the kids have gone to play and the husband is out earning his pay. I don’t write well when there is chaos going on in the house. I really don’t understand how authors can go to coffee shops to write; whenever I’m in a coffee shop, there is either women gossiping (loudly) or kids are running riot while their mum’s are too busy gossiping. I couldn’t write in that atmosphere, hats off to authors who can.
- What is your favorite color?
Red. It makes me feel empowered. As a qualified Color Therapist, I can’t help but judge people by the colors they wear; I can tell when someone isn’t feeling their best, and tread carefully. Or I can tell when you’re having a happy day! For myself, I wear red when I want to feel good, and I wear purple when I’m feeling low. Generally speaking, I enjoy all colors but yellow. There’s a darn good reason for that too; my self esteem is way too low and yellow makes me confront that.
- Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?
I do. It’s just a mix up of my actual name. I figure it will save confusion should I ever make it big and need to sign a lot of books…or answer to screaming fans J
- Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you as a writer?
Yes. I trailed spiritual forums for a long time, looking for an outlet for all the knowledge I’d gain through the various holistic diplomas’s I had and experience in psychic development. I spent four years teaching online classes such as crystals and psychic art. All for free. And then I met a wonderful author. She was promoting her book on the forum I was currently teaching on. Her name? Jenny Smedley. Not only did she encourage me to write articles professionally, and become my first beta reader, but she also answered every question I ever had about past lives. Jenny rocked, to put it simply. If it weren’t for Jenny, I’d have never submitted an article to a magazine, nor would the Mullo story be based around a past life love, and second chances. This lady not only inspired me as a writer, she inspired my plot bunnies. If you are interested in past lives, I recommend her book, Past Life Angels, it’s a fascinating read.
- Tell us about your current Release.
When A Mullo Loves A Woman releases 3rd December with Decadent Publishing. Mullo means the undead/vampire, but mullo myth does not have the same romanticism attached to the vampires, so I had to find a way to integrate an alluring factor into something Gypsies see as grotesque and fearsome. I’m told by my beta readers that my passion for the paranormal and personal perspective as a Brit living in the States shines in this story. So…hold onto your Fish ‘n’ Chips, you’re in for a romance packed with a good paranormal mystery.
- When A Mullo Loves A Woman
Blurb: She thought the mullo was just a myth…she was dead wrong.
Adam Flint's Gypsy visions always guide him to those who need his paranormal gifts. He gets more than he bargained for in Pearl Kizzy, a beautiful spitfire from Liverpool. Adam knows that to save Pearl, he must help her accept her own Gypsy heritage.
Although Adam and Pearl fight their burning attraction for one another, a night of passion sparks memories of their treacherous former lives. Unable to face the loss of Pearl in this century, Adam scrambles for distance from the love of his life. A rejected Pearl falls into the arms of a Mullo--a gypsy vampire--who lays claim to her heart--and her life.
To survive, Adam and Pearl must accept their tragic past, and find a way to kill the undead.