Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I’m an erotic romance writer from Yorkshire and also a classical singer, closet medievalist and eternal optimist.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
Ready for Him is part of the Tied to the Billionaire anthology and was written in response to a submissions call. I had already had the idea of a group of four friends heading to Las Vegas for a triple wedding with one being the maid of honour, so meeting a dominant billionaire in the hotel was a natural progression.
How do you create your characters?
Usually I’ll have one in mind when I’m developing the plot. For instance, Jade of Ready for Him was written as a contrast to standard heroines, particularly submissive heroines – she’s tattooed, pierced, wears her hair in a Mohawk and is extremely tough in all areas of her life, which was important as it maintained a balance of power between her and the dominant hero.
What inspires and what got your started in writing?
The approach of my thirtieth birthday spurred me on to finish the novel I had been messing about with for the past two years. It was ultimately accepted by Total-e-Bound and things have gone from strength to strength since then. I’d wanted to be a writer all my life so it’s been a dream come true for me.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I have a day job, so most of my writing is done at home in the living room. The only thing I need to be able to write is clothes – for some reason I can’t write while wearing a dressing gown, probably because I don’t have my work head on.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
From absolutely everything. A lot of them – this one, for instance – come out of dreams; I’m lucky enough to dream very vividly and usually remember enough to write them down. Others will come from song titles or just things I notice as I go about my day. Life’s full of interesting moments.
What do you like to read?
I’m very into historical fiction at the moment and get a lot of my to-read list from the Historical Novelists’ Society magazine. I also enjoy paranormal non-fiction, especially anything related to Ed and Lorraine Warren.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
For aspiring authors – finish the book! It took me three years to finish my debut novel and I know a lot of people who began a book and just never got round to finishing it. Once you’ve completed one, you have the confidence to know you can do it and the second is much easier.
Anything else you’d like to share?
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