Hi, and thanks for taking the time to see who I am.
So a little bit about me. (eek!)
I was born in Brisbane, Australia and grew up mostly on the sunny Gold Coast.
I fell in love with books when I was about ten and never looked back. As a teen, more of my time was spent with my nose in a book than with friends and not much has changed!
Except now my nose is pressed to the screen of my laptop.
What inspired me to write?
Ahh, I would have to say frustration. Weird I know! Every time I read a book, these characters would pop into my head. I read the same pages over and over and all I could see was scenes in my mind that weren’t part of the books I was reading. It took me a while to work up the courage to sit down at the computer and start writing, but once I did the bug officially bit me and I haven’t looked back since.
Where do my influences come from?
I’m a big genre reader. I don’t read many literary novels. I love everything from romance to mystery and thrillers, paranormal, police procedurals, fantasy, and sci-fi.
Authors whose books have impacted me are (in no particular order):
- Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter series)
- Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake)
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
- Laurann Dohner (Zorn and Cyborg Series)
- Kristen Ashley (❤️ all of them)
- Mina Carter
- Celia Kyle
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- David Eddings
- and so many more!
Where do you get your ideas from?
My stories usually start as a small scene, like a movie clip, running through my head (usually it’s a sex scene!😳). A couple started as dreams. From there I let the characters develop a little in my mind until I have a better feel for who they are. Sometimes I’ll read a book and get a spark of an idea from that.
What are your writing goals?
I read somewhere that the first million words we write are garbage, that we only start to write the good stuff after we hit one million words. I’m not sure I agree, but I do believe in the 10,000 hour rule, as long as your deliberate practice includes learning as you go.
So my first writing goal is to reach one million words. As you can see from my little meter below ⬇️ I’m getting there!
My second goal is to learn everything I can about writing and improve my writing with every book or story I write. If you’re interested in my learning journey, you can follow along here.
What books do you have planned for the future?
There are so many stories in my head it’s getting a little crowded. I have ideas for more Sci-Fi Romances in the Fallen Star series and some off-shoot series in the same universe. I have ideas for a fantasy/paranormal dragon romance and a paranormal/urban fantasy YA novel. I’ve also started planning a paranormal/mysteryish something (descriptive hey?) with romantic elements and a contemporary romance series set in Queensland’s Gold Coast.
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