I am a Brit who left my native shores in 1983 for Singapore where I stayed for 13 years. I then moved to Bali, Indonesia in 1997, where I have lived ever since. I love Asia and I love to read and write. Bali is a magical place to do both.
What inspires you to write?
The many books that have expanded my mind, introducing me to a plethora of wonders and possibilities. I only hope that in my debut novel, The Zul Enigma, I’ve been successful in pushing back my readers’ boundaries of credibility.
Tell us about your writing process.
I think. I sit. I write. I read. I edit. I edit. I edit… you get the picture! I’m a ‘by the seat of my pants’ writer and I develop the finer details of my characters as I write them.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Rather than listening or talking to my characters I channel them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t be afraid. Once you’ve written the first word you’ve already begun. Listen to feedback, evaluate it objectively and don’t be too lazy to follow it, even if it means re-writing chunks of your manuscript. Your objective should be to make your work the best you can… so pay attention to the people who are trying to help you do that. Pay for a professional editor.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted my novel out there before the end of 2012 and I didn’t have time to follow the traditional publishing route. So I self-published. The stigma of self-publishing is on the decline with traditional publishing houses picking up self-published authors, meaning writers can now follow both routes.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
That’s a tough question to answer without access to a crystal ball, and to be honest, I’m not very good at predicting the future, so I’ll pass on this one.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Thriller, Science Fiction, Conspiracy, Dystopia
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print