I became interested in spiritual enlightenment, metaphysics, self-empowerment and self-healing. The self-healing I used to heal myself of the many traumatic experiences that were deeply hidden. Continuing to learn more, I moved onto personal development, soul growth, the sub-conscious, other dimensions, spirit possession, the...
I write in a literary way probably because I’m a poet at heart and can’t help loving word play and metaphorical language! I do still feel literary work should be accessible and pacy though and that’s why I also admire writers like Anne Tyler and Anita Shreve who are great storytellers, but also write with real elegance.
The eagerly awaited autobiography of 'Freeway' Rick Ross has just been released. A notorious drug kingpin reigning over Los Angeles, California and operating across numerous other states, Rick was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996. But following the discovery his drug source was linked to the CIA and he had been used as a pawn in the Iran–Contra scandal, he received a reduced sentence.
Lady in Red is back to the Seahills and mainly back to the Lumsdon family who had centre stage in book one Run for Home, which has recently been made into a very successful stage play. It's every writer’s dream to see their work on stage, TV, or film, and the feeling was unexplainable, try laughing and crying at the same time, and it still won’t come close.
As I began to heal my own life, I began to care much more about the Earth. There is a very real connection between the violence committed against women around the world and violence against the Earth. 'Mother Earth' explores some of those connections in words children and adults can absorb... I hope the book will be a discussion piece for the generations, which will spurn action.
I think I’m definitely most comfortable writing in the YA/fantasy genre, although at some point I would like to have a go at something a little different... I’d say it’s a case of sticking to what you know, subjects you can relate to. I read a lot of YA fiction and I love anything that falls into the fantasy genre... I guess I’ve written a book that I would buy myself.
I’m now perceived as an author, a title I like very much and certainly it’s much better than being labelled a gangster that’s for sure... I can channel this fresh, positive energy into things which are a million miles removed from those that defined my life before. Writing has also given me a newfound purpose, a sense of direction, and an enthusiastic aptitude to move forward in a different light whilst simultaneously putting the past firmly behind me.
We all like to live healthier, but it is often not known what is healthy and what is not... For example, simply changing the type and amount of carbohydrates in your diet has an important relation with your risk for diabetes... It has also been shown that coffee and tea are about the best beverages that you can drink...
I like writing about relationships and people. I like to write about subjects that people can relate to. I want my stories to make people think. I want them to be emotive... I think I am quite an emotional person and very interested in the psychology of people...why people are the way they are, what made them like that and how people react to others.
I like to...tell the reader about the insecurities of a criminal character, the reasons behind their actions. I like to develop an anti-hero, as they’re always the most interesting characters, someone that the reader knows is a wrong'un but still cares for. I also like to delve into relationships, criminal to criminal, the loyalties, rivalries and double-crossing, and criminal to law keeper, the mutual respect, the game of cat and mouse and how one gets the upper hand.
I started writing my first novel, SHIT HAPPENS, when I was going through a messy divorce. I was in debt, living in poverty with four little ones and the phone had been disconnected. The novel started as a rant. I entered the first chapter and last paragraph into a competition and was highly commended. That’s when I was inspired to become a writer.