Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere! I’m an incessant question-asker (a trait I get from my mother), a chronic dreamer, and like most authors, a notorious eavesdropper in public places. With these qualities, I’m pretty much guaranteed to get a new idea whether I’m out and about or sitting at home listening to some new music from my favourite artists. Music is a huge trigger for new ideas. A snippet of a scene, the tone/atmosphere or a world…whatever it may be, it’s likely the soundtrack came first. But I also love to lose myself in other people’s stories. Video games, films/television, reading: it’s all fodder for the next book.
Who are your favourite authors?
A list too long to name, of course, but I do have a few auto-buys when their new books come out: Alice Hoffman, Charles de Lint, Kate Sparkes being three at the very top. I also adore Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Jacqueline Carey, Ursula le Guin, Bill Bryson, and the Bronte Sisters.
My all-time favourite book is The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery.
Who is your publisher?
I am a very proud independent author, so I publish myself. I founded Raven’s Quill Press in November 2013, and it’s a brand I’m proud to keep building and evolving. I have nothing but respect for traditionally published authors, but I love the control I have over every element of the publishing process. It’s challenging, and sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding.
Who does your covers?
I have been incredibly lucky in all of my cover designers.
The original Meratis Trilogy covers were done by Kevin Lester back in 2013/14. The Cadis Trilogy was illustrated by Jeff Brown. The Meratis Trilogy boxset was done by Aaron Randall. The Nayis Trilogy was designed by Chris Reddie.
The Invisible Entente series was made by Ravven.