1.What inspired you to write The Deadliners?
I decided to enter a contest where I had to carry on writing with a prompt. Somehow I got the idea that the people standing outside were spirits. From that small prompt a whole novel was born.
When I was a teenager. I’ve always written, since I was very young, so when I wrote a novella at nineteen, I decided it was what I wanted to do. I decided to educate myself so that I could make my writing as good as it could be. I’ve always believed that I could do it.
Definitely causing the reader to think. I like my work to inspire and open minds. I also remember getting hope from stories when I was young and this is something I like to try to give when evoking an emotional response.
My favourite is also Danny, but I do have a major soft spot for Charlie. Danny is a hard man that is forced to become vulnerable. Charlie is the clown, but he has such a lovely heart. This is why I love them both.
I’m very lucky to rarely get it, but when I do, I come away from what I’m doing and do something completely different, then come back to it later.
Holding my own book in my hand and knowing that I did that myself. From writing, editing and then publishing! I did get someone else to a final edit for me, but apart from that, I achieved my dream all by myself. It just shows that anyone can do what they put their mind to.
7. What is one of the best pieces of advice you have ever gotten about your writing?
Learn how to edit and then get an editor to edit your work as well. When we write something, we assume our readers can read it and get what we mean but actually, they can’t see inside your head, so you’ve got to set the scene with words. It takes a lot more than just putting words on paper.
I love this series. It started out as a short story, but like most of my writing, I realised that there was so much more to tell. Hope is an Avoidable. Avoidables live on the Lower Side of each city in the world and they’re people that are less than perfect in looks. Perfects are gorgeous and live in luxury on the Upper Side. Hope meets a Perfect and he brings out the beautiful in her. She has never known what she is. You’ll have to read the series to find out what Hope is and how she is destined to unite the Perfects and Avoidables.
I can tell you that each character has their own story which is intertwined with the others. I can also tell you that I was shocked by the ending!
(A) The best way to relax after a long day is…a soak in the bath with my fav fiction book.
(B) Someday I will learn how to…Jet Ski
(C) I never leave the house without my…dog.
(D) I have always wanted to travel to…Peru.
(E) The world would be a better place if…everyone loved themselves more.