Q: What kind of research do you do for your books?
A: I’ll generally set a book somewhere I’ve visited. If I haven’t been there, I’ll research it in depth on the internet, looking at street maps, pictures and places. Often I’ve been to the website of a cafe or restaurant to check out the menu of the place my characters are dining at.
Q: What do you enjoy besides writing?
A: My other great loves in life are reading, music and films. I get my inspiration to write from all those things.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about – Oscar Wilde.
Q: What’s your favorite time of day to write?
A: Morning and afternoon are better for me. Once it gets to about five o’clock, I usually have to knock off. Saying that, I don’t like to get up early!
Q: What’s your writing process?
A: If I’m ultra organised I usually have a goal for the next chapter in my mind when I sit down to continue work on a piece. But usually not. I don’t read over the previous day’s work beyond more than half a page because it’s time wasting and I prefer to save it all for a mass edit at the end. In that way, the writing remains fresh too and I don’t get bored of reading it over and over again.
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