some of my favourite things
donuts, my family, friends, skulls, donkeys, binge-watching TV series, writing while it's raining, cats, the gym, dogs, concerts, gin, travelling, singing (badly,) dancing, lazy Sundays, Tom Hardy, cheese, new shoes, pancakes, girls weekends, horror movies, cider, the countryside, BBQ's, collecting corks, makeup, pom-pom hats, clean sheets, the cold side of the pillow, live music, the theatre, time with my bestie, Halloween, Nashville, black, everything Christmas, learning new things, massages.
how I got where I am today...
I've had a strong passion for words since the ripe old age of two when my granddad would tell me his stories. I used to sit and listen to his tales of adventure and second chances, enraptured in the worlds he created every single night. I always wrote in diary/journal form up until the age of 12 when I started writing crime & thrillers. That used to be my favourite genre. From there I branched out into reading different genres and fell in love with romance, women's lit, & romantic comedies.
As I grew up, I started branching out into dystopian & paranormal where I started writing down ideas for my own dystopian. Nothing came of it, I turned 18 and we all know how that goes. Partying. Travelling. Life. And then I had a kid who is my absolute world, moved around the world a little bit, and kept on reading. But deep down I needed a creative outlet in the form of beautiful words. I picked my dystopian back up (go figures I would be the type of person to hoard notebooks from years ago) and wrote half a book... not a very good one, but half a novel none-the-less. Anyway, life happened, moved again, and writing got put on the backburner as I poured myself into my job as a makeup artist.
Then came my bestie, Abigail.
We met through work and we immediately hit it off. Within the first week of meeting each other, we were on a video call talking life, books, writing, and publishing. She told me she was an author and she encouraged and persuaded me to write my first book, One Moment. Without her, I probably never would've published anything. So that is one of the million reasons why I'm thankful for my best friend.
Which brings us to today. To date (20/05/2018) I have written and published 6 novels. SIX. To me, it's everything. These characters, these worlds I get to dive into on a daily basis... it's everything. The sixth book, Taking Control, made me an International Bestseller, which is something I never EVER dreamed I'd achieve.
Next stop... USA Today! ;)
I currently write on my own and with my best friend Abigail Davies on the Broken Tracks Series. To keep up to date on my latest news & shenanigans, you can join my Facebook reader group HERE
"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." ~ J. K. Rowling