1. How long have you been writing?
I began a middle grade Christmas fantasy thirteen years ago, which took me ten years to write. In the beginning, I dabbled around with drafting the story while researching how to write a children’s book. Once I queried that story to agents, I jumped genres (Yikes. I know) and plotted a young adult thriller.
2. What made you want to write Romance?
To stop my obsessive email refreshing to see if an agent responded to the MG and YA submissions, I started watching Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series on Netflix. And aye, aye (yes, yes), I immediately fell in love with the scarred hero, Jamie Fraser. Thank you very much, Ms. Gabaldon and Sam Heughan, who is a pure dead brilliant (exceptionally good) actor.
Jamie’s sweet love for Claire made me fair plucked (short of breath), and I imagined a romantic series where the hero wore swimming trunks, instead of kilts, and gallivanted on a tropical beach instead of the cold, damp bogs of Scotland. (Yes, another genre flip, but romance is so fun and yummy.)
3. Can you tell us more about your books?
Tropical Love is the prequel in a romantic comedy series based on the fictional P.S. Resort on Postscript Island, where everyone scores a second chance. This love story tells how P.S. Resort came to be and features billionaire, Kingman Sinclair, and Hollywood mega star, Francesca Goodwin.
She’s an actress hoping to rewrite the script on their past. He’s the ex-fiancé resisting an encore. Will their proximity on a tropical island offer a retake? Currently on Amazon.
Tropical Kiss is the first story in the Postscript Island series.
The heroine is Liz Grady, a jilted bride who takes her broken heart to Postscript Island for a “Fling with no Bling” (one-night stand with no attachments). The hero, billionaire Heaton Redding, who also suffers heartbreak from a cheating girlfriend, dons a disguise to escape the press and flies to little-known P.S. Resort with a vow to remain celibate.
Except, Postscript Island has its own agenda for these two broken characters. Currently in Kindle Unlimited and Amazon.
Tropical Date is the second story in the Postscript Island series.
Aspiring artist, Marissa Sinclair, has put her life back together after her best friend/boyfriend abandoned her and the island five years ago. But when billionaire Weston Stambro returns, they both find it hard to ignore the fireworks exploding in their hearts.
Tropical Date will release in the August of 2022, but you can preorder now.
The Silent Daughter is out on the new Vella on Amazon. I cut my YA psychological thriller into episodes and published the book where it did very well.
When an abused teenager resists her powerful stepfather for the first time, his retaliation begins a sinister game of cat-and-mouse that makes her fight for her life while protecting everyone she loves.
In March 2022, I joined a group of award-winning authors to offer a boxed set of romantic comedy. It won't publish until Valentine's Day, 2023, but we're taking preorders now because we hope to hit the USA Today's bestsellers list.
4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?
I plan to continue self-publishing (yeah, I’m tired of refreshing my email for agent replies). I enjoy the freedom that comes with being your own boss and releasing titles when your fans beg for another story.
5. What advice would you give to other authors?
Read books on story structure and then read some more. If I had known about the necessary plot points a story requires, my middle grade book would not have taken ten years to write. Plot points, along with character arcs (another writer’s tool) are the backbone of a story. I can’t underscore this enough.