Q: How did you start writing?
A: My youngest son challenged me to write a novel of my own. I don't think he meant a BDSM erotic novel though.
Q: Do you need quiet to write?
A: Usually yes, I do. Sometimes I wake up at 5am and start to write. This usually happens if I have been thinking of the plot or a character the previous evening before I went to bed. If I get an idea while I am out I just sit down anywhere and write, oblivious to what is going on around me.
Q: Do you plan your stories?
A: Not really. I usually start with the characters. I do a lot of thinking about them and the plot and sometimes I jot down ideas but by the time I sit down to write I know where I want to take them on their journey.
Q: What do you like to read?
A: If I could only have one book it would be Pride and Prejudice. I read it every year and I have many different copies of it. Jane Austen has been my favourite from my teens. Her novels are so well written, as well as funny and romantic. I love sci-fi. Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. Van Vogt to name my very favourites. Recently, I have been reading a lot of erotic novels, often with a BDSM element. Since I started to write I do not have much time to read, unfortunately.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
A: I swim three times a week. I love to cook and invent recipes, which then appear in my books and will soon be on my website.
I love music. I clean the house to Heavy Metal played loud...just your average grandma.
Q: Apart from writing what is important to you?
A: My family is all important. My husband, my children and my grandchildren give me joy and my life meaning.
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