Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Where do you get your inspiration?

Inspiration can come from many sources – it may be something I’ve heard in a radio interview, a snippet of conversation on the bus, a photograph or something I’ve read. In the case of Jenna’s Journey, my first book, inspiration came from looking out of my window on a cold, snowy morning and wondering how my life might have been different if I’d stayed in Greece.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Good question! I remember reading somewhere that Stephen King said something along the lines of …if you receive a cheque for your writing and it pays the electricity bill and doesn’t bounce then you can consider yourself a writer. Funnily enough, because I self-published my first book, I didn’t think of myself as a writer even when it did well. After it came out in paperback and I could physically hold a copy of my book, it all became a bit more real. Now, with four books behind me, I still have to remind myself sometimes that I am a writer! To be honest, if you write, you are a writer – it just takes a while for the brain to realise this.