FAVOURITE PIECE OF MUSIC?
Yurima - River flows in you. I just think it's so beautiful!! I also love Adele - her music is so moving! The song Paperweight... And many other artists. Not sure I have a favourite. I am sometimes in the mood for slow, sometime more upbeat tunes. My partner is more music obsessed - he has an incredible amount of music on his phone.
Romance - Dear John.
Horror - The descent ( 1 & 2) Saw (My partner hates slashers & horror, but I like them)
Older classic - Aliens & Rambo.
Comedy - The hangover... there's more - just can't think which right now.
Action - ooh, where do I begin? Too many to mention! Die Hard, The Fast & Furious, Abduction, Lockout, The cold light of day, James Bond! the list could go on!
What can I say... I love watching films.
WHAT ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT?
I tend to have several books on the go at once! I switch between them, depending on my mood. I have a number of friends who are writers, some published, some not yet, and I also read their work and they read mine.
WHICH AUTHOR HAS INSPIRED YOU THE MOST?
Peter James, Linwood Barclay, Lexi Revellian (who's also an Independent author and she's done really well) to name a few. I read a fair amount of books, mixed genres too. As you can probably gather from what I write, mystery, thrillers, action and romance is my thing!
FAVOURITE LINE / PHRASE?
Someone said this to me as I was making the decision on publishing my first book when I said it felt like I was about to jump off a cliff:
'Maybe only the brave find out if they can fly.'
I am a vegetarian, and have been since I was about 10 years of age when I suddenly could not stand the thought of eating an animal, as I considered animals as pets. I had rabbits, hamsters and dogs while growing up, and now have 2 dogs of my own which I adore. (Yes, i've veered off the food track - I know)
I absolutely love Vegetable mousaka, plum tomatoes, lentils, cheese, french baguettes, pasta... Oh, and how could I forget to mention hot chilli sauce?- in fact I can't survive without it and have been known to take a bottle on holiday.
QUIRKY THINGS ABOUT ME!
hmmm..... let me see.
I scribble book ideas on toilet rolls in the middle of the night. In fact I tend to get my inspiration around bedtime. This annoys me because when I should be going to sleep, my brain is turning things over.
Keep my work desk in a constant mess! Yes, it just builds up and I don't notice how bad it gets until someone points it out to me or a stranger comes into the house and I find myself blushing at the mess.
Love cold baked beans on hot toast for breakfast or a snack. Yuk! I hear some of you say.
I need silence when writing. I don't even play music in the background. When I write, I seem to totally zone out, it's like I retreat into a bubble for a while.
I am a dogmomma! absolutely love my two dogs and cannot imagine my world without them. I wish they could speak! How amazing would that be?
Really scared of big spiders, and not too good with heights.