It’s that time of the week where you are officially* allowed to put your feet up for five minutes, have a quiet brew and hang out with me whilst we chat to fellow authors and readers.
As it’s the first one, I thought it might be a nice idea to start with yours truly.
Brew and biscuit? Let’s go then,
When and where did your journey as an author begin?
Quite cliched but I’ve always had a love of words and I’ve always written stuff. In my commercial life I worked in sales and marketing so again, it was all about words. I trained in my own time and studied freelance journalism which led to writing for local newspapers and glossy magazines. In my current role as a crime fiction writer, I launched my first book in 2020 and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.
What is your proudest moment as a writer?
Standing in front of an audience at Bloody Scotland this year and reading out loud a chapter of my book. It felt amazing after a very rough couple of years.
Who or What is your greatest inspiration?
Other authors, across all genres. I don’t think I have ever met a bunch of more supportive, encouraging or creative people.
What is coming up next for you? Fiction or otherwise.
Book 3, When We Deceive has just been sent to my editor for a developmental edit so there will be a lot of back and forth on that before I’m happy with it. In the meantime, I’ll be writing short stories, blog posts and focusing on growing my newsletter as I have a bunch of very loyal and lovely readers who I love chatting with.
Top Tip for writers still on their publishing journey?
Just write, and keep writing. Don’t put all your eggs into one basket, and never stop learning your craft.
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