Tell us a little bit about the book before we get started.
How long have you been writing - have you always wanted to be a writer?
I remember my English teacher telling me I would make a good journalist and she also put a poem I'd written into a magazine. Unfortunately, life's events did not take me down that path. Then in my late 20s I studied English Language & Literature and had to read some English classics. This is when I became a fan of Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters. However, I didn't start writing until my 40s when my children were older. I began my book whilst camping on a French holiday and we were stuck indoors all week with rain. I then just added or edited every now and then, taking around 10 years to complete it. Prior to this I had never dreamed of being a writer.
I think what motivates me to be a writer at this stage in my life, is most certainly influenced by the modern day self publishing. Not that being an indie author is by any means easy, but Amazon has opened up so many opportunities for many writers.
Have you experienced writer's block---> If so, how did you work through it?
Who hasn't?! I must say I don't have these too often but if I do then I throw the plot around my family. One of my son's in particular has come up with a few ideas when I have got myself truly stuck. Coincidentally, I'm just in the first draft of the fourth book of my series and I had a terrible block on an underwater scene. He's away at university so I had to message him with a vague idea of the set scenery. I don't give too much away to him as I just want to brainstorm his head. After a few messages from him asking for more details he finally came back with something I thought would work, and it was brilliant. So now I can move on with my writing. I'm not one who can go on and write a different chapter, I will remain stuck until something takes shape, even if it means weeks of wasted effort. So I will thank my youngest son for all his wonderful ideas.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Originally I had planned to complete a trilogy as I'm a bit of an epic writer. My plan was to have three large books. When I published the first book I was advised to split it into a series, and this turned out to be very good advice. Now my plan is to produce a nine book series. Part 1 Guardian Dragons is now available on Amazon worldwide as an ebook and a paperback.
How do we find out about you and your books?
My book is available on Amazon amazon.com amazon.co.uk
I have my own blog http://onewomansquestuk.
I'm also a member of goodreads whereby I announce what books I'm reading and do short reviews once completed. I also chit and chat about other booky things on this site. If you want to know more about Part 1 Guardian Dragons I have Book Trailer on youtube.