Truth is, there’s no end to how far we may go to live in a digital world to the point we will ive on in a digital box.
I just hope we don’t become what we consume, where we become less human as a result of all this synthetic life around us.
What type of books do you write? Somewhere between mysteries and thrillers. My heros and heroines often have to solve major problems in their lives that involve threats to their existence. My female lead characters are all self-starters and take very little crap from people, not a wilting violet amongst them
What is your newest book about? I have just started a follow-up to 'Desperation'. I'm not sure where it's going right now beyond Kate and Vickie getting into trouble with the 'lurking menace' left over from the first book. I have just completed a section on Kate's media interviews. I did many of those myself back in the back and had some fun with it.
What is the writing process like for you? I think through scenarios in the broadest sense then sit down at the keyboard. I do most of my development work while I'm typing. I tend to work every day unless some member of the family tells me to stop.
What did you do before you became an author? I was a mental health community counselor in East London, working for a charity. We tended to see those who didn't fit into what was available on the health service so my 'take' on mental health is a little different from most.
How does it feel to be a published author? Nothing special really. I used to write self-help books for my
employers and they sold very well without me taking much notice so it has been a fairly painless transition.
Any advice for struggling writers? Put time aside to do the work whether this is a few hours a week or
every day and be ready for rejections - lots of rejections
Where do you see book publishing heading? E-books are big business and I don't see that changing. I think most publishers will end up with a hard copy and e-copy section to their output.