Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I'm actually a hybrid author and do both. But I love the freedom of SP: to set my own pace, dates, prices etc. Yes, it is a huge amount of work if you do it properly, but all the rewards come to you.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
I've always loved to write. My earliest effort was an epic undersea tale of kings, queens, Greek goddesses, and buried treasure that turned out be dog biscuits. Even way back then, I liked the twist! Then years later in high school, I had an ongoing romantic serial eagerly awaited by my fan club of 5 - so much more fun than studying maths, science, or economics. Yes, the force of procrastination was always strong in this one.
I graduated university with a communications degree and a diploma in journalism, and was a print and tv journalist, and worked in communications and marketing for many years. But it wasn't until my 30th birthday approached that my brain finally yelled: I've had enough so I'm spelling it out for you, genius. Combine your love of writing, history, and romance, and Y'KNOW, try being a historical romance author...so I did.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
I was lured into my love of historical by Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux, Susan Johnson, Bertrice Small, Julia Quinn, and Eloisa James.
Tell Us About Your Book.
It's called Rake to Riches, and it's #2 in The London Lords series. (Sexy Regency romantic suspense.) My hero George Edwards is the reigning king of fashionable society, but thanks to a nasty blackmail letter his carefully perfect facade is about to come tumbling down, and he needs to find a very high paying job, very fast.
Helping a heiress catch a titled husband will be the easiest job in the world - right? Except the heiress is Louisa Donovan, fierce amateur scientist with a long history of failed gunpowder experiments, two left feet, appalling fashion choices, and who kisses like a dream...
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
The banter between the hero and heroine. He needs the cash so badly, and is desperate to transform her into a lady. She wants to avoid marriage altogether, so takes pride in crossing the propriety line at every opportunity. Sparks aplenty!