1. Tell us about your last book in one sentence.
My last book, Love and Music: Lesbian Romances, was inspired by my second or third trip to New York and Long Island, together with my admiration for musicians, gifted with the ability to create, joy, tears, all kinds of emotions that add so much to our lives; combine that with the joy of discovering yourself through a loving relationship with a fellow human being, and you have the perfect recipe for happiness.
2. What’s the last book you read that blew you away?
My last read is usually my favourite, so it has to be In the Arms of a Woman by Harper Bliss – it certainly blew me away. Quite the contrast with the first book that I ever read and thoroughly enjoyed, The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
3. Do you happen to have any celebrity crushes at the moment? ?
I’m a tad too old for crushes these days, but in my prime Barbara Dixon and Carly Simon were particularly memorable. “You’re so Vain” being my favourite song of all time, although some of Billy Joel’s thought-provoking ballads, run a close second.
4. What are you most proud of as a writer?
Just to sell a book – that someone is prepared to part with their hard-earned cash to read my work is a great fillip. I don’t need fame, but I would love to create a work that will stand the test of time and outlast me.
5. What’s next for you?
Just keep plugging away – I have so many ideas, it is hard to keep abreast of them. Consequently, I have many stories half-finished, overtaken by eagerness to get my latest thoughts into words.
I am a hopeless romantic and love a happily ever after, although some of my stories reflect some sad times and losses I have experienced. I try to draw on some of my own experiences and locations that I have been lucky enough to visit during my life and my mind is as active as ever, regardless of what my birth certificate tells me. My mission is to reach someone out there and make a positive difference to their lives, if only for a short while.