Q: Where do you write?
A: Anywhere and everywhere. As my lovely hubby said when he bought me my super duper lightweight laptop, "Have Mac, will travel." I've written on hotel bathroom floors, so I don't wake hubby up, in the study, the garden, and I've been known to write some of my best stuff on a long haul flight
Q: Do you have any quirks or rituals?
A: Not that I know of, although others may beg to differ. (If you know of any do tell…) Unless champagne when I get an acceptance or a book published counts?
Q: Do you have any special jewelry you wear for luck, maybe?
A: I always wear my ankle chain, even more than my wedding ring, and both are very important. I have problems wearing anything around my neck, and sometimes my rings feel heavy and uncomfortable but my ankles are so far okay. I've worn ankle chains ever since I met my husband, but this one is very special. He put it on as my first book was published. It only comes off if there is no other option.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration for your settings from?
I'm so very lucky in that I've visited a fair few places in the world. So often I've stood somewhere, gone glassy eyed and said, "Oh I have an idea for a story." Mind you the scenery on my doorstep is often the first place I think of for a book.
Q: Any foods or drinks that are a must have?
A: Chocolate and coffee for writing, editing and well just because. Champagne to celebrate a yes or a release.
Q: Sun or snow?
A: Sun every time.
Q: Stockings and suspenders, (garter belt) or tights? (Panty hose)
A: Well, shhh… if it's freezing (and I do live in Scotland) tights, but to feel sexy and feminine, stockings and suspenders.
Q: Coal fire or central heating.
A: Coal fire every time. It's so good to curl up next to hubby, in front of a coal fire, scented candles on, with soft music and sipping a glass of fine wine. Wink
Q: Did you ever imagine, when you were younger you'd be a published author?
A: Not in a million years. At school they did the best to curb my imagination, and make me write "less flowery."
Q: What really annoys you in a person?
A: Rudeness. There is no need for it. Please and thank you cost nothing.
Q: Lastly, do you prefer noise or silence when you write?
A: It doesn't matter, If it's noisy I block it out. As I said earlier, I can (and do) write anywhere. Lucky me.
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