Work in Progress as more questions are asked. If you have one just let me know via email or commenting x
How many books are in the Indebted Series?
6 Full Length Books: Debt Inheritance, First Debt, Second Debt, Third Debt, Fourth Debt, Final Debt
1 Novella: Indebted Epilogue
And an upcoming prequel to the Indebted Series called Indebted Beginnings
What made you interested in writing DARK styles?
I think I’ve always been drawn to the darker side of human nature. I like to explore topics that explore boundaries and show that the world isn’t black and white but sometimes dark grey. I also love the depth that you can go into someone’s mind by stripping them back to their core.
Will you ever write something not dark?
Yes, Unseen Messages coming in 2016 isn’t dark nor is my new Super Secret Series that will be announced very soon
When you are writing, do you find that certain characters lead you in your books more than others?
Yes, very much. I find I can only write if I’m passionate about a topic and character. The plot lines in my head always evolve the more I get to know the characters and they take the story in the direction that THEY want, not me.
Where do you get your inspiration? Is it all from your imagination, or are there characters you connect with?
I don’t use anything to inspire me. I mean, every day life helps and I’ll suddenly have an AH HA moment while driving, or drifting off to sleep. I guess I can blame my insane overworking imagination for the writing material. 🙂
What’s your mini biography?
Well, I’ve been a writer pretty much all my life. I recently signed a deal with Grand Central (Hachette for two books set in an Motorcycle world due out in 2015) I’m represented by Erica Silverman from Trident Media and still pinch myself everyday that this is my life.
Release dates and details of future books?
This changes often so keep checking back to make sure this is current:
January 2016: Sin & Suffer (Pure Corruption MC #2)
2016: Super Secret Series
There are more but those are the ones confirmed enough to put in writing. You can find all those on Goodreads.
How did you learn to write? Did you do any creative writing courses?
Nope, no classes, nothing. I even flunked English (Got a D and then dropped out of school) I can imagine if my teacher’s knew what I was doing for a living they’d shake their heads. 🙂 I attest my writing to hard work, countless research online of technical writing, the do’s and don’ts and the amazing beta readers that I’ve met along the way who stopped me from ‘telling’ and started to ‘show’ the story. It’s hard work to self-teach but if you have the discipline the web is FULL of amazing information.
Who are your favorite authors? Authors that you’d read whatever they wrote.
I suck at this question as I love EVERY book for different reasons. Probably the ones that stick out are Laini Taylor (for her lyrical writing) Jean M Auel (for her epic tales) Diana Gabaldon (for her historical tale and research) Dean Koontz (for being so prolific) JR Ward (for a super ongoing series) Nalini Singh (for the best PNR series I’ve read) Tiffany Reisz (for her BDSM perfection) I could keep going on and on…but those are off the top of my head.
Where do you live? What got you writing? Favorite books? Favorite color? One word of advice you can give someone (writing or otherwise)?
(wow big question) I currently live between Sydney, Australia and New Zealand. I’ve never been able to NOT write. It’s in my blood. My favourite colour (I’m cheating) is purple and grey. One word of advise: NEVER give up. You never know which book will be IT and you’ll find you improve with every release (no matter if you think you know it all.)
Is Q and Tess story over after Je suis à toi (Monsters in the Dark, #3.5) ?
I’ll never say no to Q. So if he has more to tell I may go back into his Sparrow Filled World. 🙂
Will you write a book on Suzette ?
I would love to but I have so many projects and commitments currently I don’t know when and if it will happen.
If you had to write a book with another author who you choose & why ?
As much as I LOVE so many authors I don’t think I’d be able to work on a joint project. I’m too fussy with my own work. I’d probably drive someone insane. 🙂
What type of music to you listen to ? Who is your favourite Band or Artist ?
I’m not a huge lover of music. I have to have deathly silence to write and tend to not gravitate to music for inspiration. Saying that I do really love Imagine Dragons. I think they have a lot of songs that fit my antiheros rather perfectly.
Your writing process: Do you plan a detailed story line before before starting a book/series or just go with the flow?
I have a vague outline but it normally ALWAYS evolves. The characters take on a live of their own and I have no choice but to go with them. I normally know how it will start and end and that’s typically it. <3
Can you give us a brief ‘HOW I DID IT?’
Well, I wrote four books before hitting success with Tears of Tess. The moment I was introduced to Q, I couldn’t stop writing his story. I was lucky enough to be one of the first on the Dark Romance wave and was amazed that most people loved Tess and Q as much as me. After Tears of Tess I released Quintessentially Q, before writing Destroyed. It went on to hit the USA Today Bestseller list and attracted the attention of Grand Central. Fast forward to Twisted Together which also hit the USA Today and then Debt Inheritance which hit the NYT Bestseller lists. I’ve been extremely lucky with being graced with the best readers ever and they make it possible for writing to become my fulltime profession. I’m living the dream and know anyone else can do the same. 🙂 x