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Anthology Interview Q: What inspired you to start
publishing? A: I wrote my first story when I was
really young. I used to sit with a typewriter and clunk away at the keys for
hours. I’d make a lot of mistakes, but I kept trying. Later, I started sending
stories out for publication. I got a lot of rejections, just like everyone
does. In college I studied the music business
and learned about managing talent. I also played around with the idea of
becoming a computer programmer, but my creative side won out and I spent a
number of years working in the music business. Down the road, I got an offer to write
a children’s book for a publisher. I thought, well, 500 words, how hard can
that be? It took me months to finish it. You spend more time describing the
illustrations on the page than you do putting words on the page. The staff editor
was never happy and we disagreed on a lot of things. But I learned from him. I
also kept in mind that if I didn’t play along, I’d ne…
How to Get Hitched in Ten Days is my first novella and the story just flew
onto the page. It is a tale of friendship, unrequited love and about turning
around the challenges that occasionally strike us all as we go through life.
Mikey helps the boyfriend of his best friend and flat mate, Jasmine, turn
around a disastrous Valentine’s Day proposal. Early reviews are coming in and I am
thrilled that many readers are reacting to Mikey in the way I intended – they
all love him and wish he was part of their lives.As one reviewer,Coffeeholic Bookworm says: “ I want some Mikey in my life! Mikey isn’t
your typical hero. He’s soft, fluffy, sensitive and yummy. His friendship with
Jasmine was admirable. He’s a keeper” Do you have a best friend? Someone you can turn to in your
hour of need? I think I created this character because, apart from my lovely
husband, I don’t. And sometimes life gets difficult. You don’t necessarily want
to burden your family or partner with your problems. You simply want a…
Bedevilled was my first novel. I wrote it back in 2009 in two months. Then I stupidly rewrote it to death, but I came back to its original version and completed all edits on it. The one thing I've never been able to do is find a suitable cover for Bedevilled. Until now. It's ace. I like it. Finally happy with it. I'll put up previous versions of this book's covers at the end of this post, but first, here's the newest...
"If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, then what of the wrath incurred by the devil herself?" Bubbles is a woman in trouble. Life on Earth just became Hell. Quite literally seeing as how there's escaped minions from the underworld to deal with. And to think it all started with a blind date. Or did it? There's more to that Godly looking man than meets the eye, and Bubbles is intent on finding out just how divine He truly is.
And here's the full paperback cover...
I think this new one is much better than its immediate predeces…