Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’m an Irish romance writer who writes historical and will be releasing my first contemporaries this year. I write mostly clean with a little heat 🙂 I have a law degree but gave up working in law to write romance! I live in a rural area of Ireland with my husband and three children.
How do you make time to write?
I usually write when the children are in school or when I’m sitting in the car at one is their extracurriculars (of which there are a lot!)
Do you believe in writer’s block?
I do! And unfortunately, I’ve experienced it. For me, the more I worry about it the worse it gets. So when it happens I need to just take some time away and read, or binge watch Netflix, or bake! Sooner or later, the words come back!
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I used to sneakily read my mum’s historical romances and I’ve been a bona fide Janeite for as long as I can remember. There’s something about the regency era, the clothes, the balls, the manners – if you ignore things like lack of plumbing (very easy to do in historical romance) you can just lose yourself in the glamour and romance of the time! And that just makes my heart happy.
How are you publishing your recent book and why? (*e.g. Indie, traditional or both)
I’ve published The Royals Of Aldonia as an indie! It’s been exciting. Protecting The Princess is book two although they can be read as standalones.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
I like to think of myself as a hybrid! I enjoy my own company just as much as I enjoy being out and about socialising. I think every writer needs to be a bit of an introvert because you really have to be happy with just your fictional characters for company!
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
It might not always be perfect, but it’s always worth doing.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write! Just write. Everything else can be dealt with later – covers, marketing reviews. But just keep writing!
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
“So even though it means you hate me, your safety means more to me than your love. I can live with your hatred as long as it means you’re safe. I’d rather have you out there despising me but alive than live in this world knowing you’re not in it.”Protecting the Princess