- Tell us about your favorite character from your books.
It’s usually the hero from the last book I wrote. Right now, that’s Ricardo Sanchez. Rico is a Spanish vampire born in the Middle Ages. That makes him pretty old, as the book is a Space Opera set in the year 3048, and Rico is a space pirate. He’s super-gorgeous and super-hot and he has a problem resisting intriguing women and impossible jobs, which can lead him into a lot of trouble.
- Who is your favorite author?
I don’t have one favorite author—it changes. Favorites this year include: Brent Weeks, Patricia Briggs, Joe Abercrombie, Manna Francis
- What book are you reading now?
Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding. It’s a Space Opera and really good!
- What was your first sale as an author?
My first sale was a short story, called Cheating Death. It’s a ghost story, with a touch of sci-fi, and was published as part of an anthology called, Spooks.
- How do you describe your writing style?
Varied. I write dark paranormals and lighter Sci-Fi.
- Plotter or Pantser? Why?
Plotter. I always wanted to be one of those people who just sits down and magical stories flow out of their subconscious. But it doesn’t work for me—I get lost in the middle. So, these days I do a detailed plot, with a scene by scene break down before I start.
- Do you play games? What kind?
I’m hooked on killer Sudoku, at the moment.
- What are your favorite TV shows?
Firefly, 24, House, Spooks. I don’t watch much television—I tend to wait until a series comes out on DVD, then I can watch it all in one go.
- When's the last time you played a musical instrument?
A long, long time ago. I was nine and I decided to learn to play the violin—I was awful. Sadly, I’m totally tone deaf—I can’t sing either.
- What would we find under your bed?
I have absolutely no idea. I make it a rule –never, ever go there!