1. How did you get started writing?
When my sister-in law passed away I kept dreaming of her writing on my walls. I could not work out what she was trying to tell me so I figured I will solve it at some point. Then one morning I woke up and told my husband I wanted to write, so here we are.
2. Out of all your books, which one is your favourite and why?
My release from earlier this year, Phantasia. You get a good dose of the Greek gods.
3. If your friends were asked to describe you in one word, what would it be?
I really didn’t know what they would say, so I asked them on Facebook. This is what they said, smart, awesome, generous, phantasmagorical, unique, joyful elegant, tenacious, megawesome, caring, vibrant, effervescent, kind, curious, welcoming, inspirational, loving, amazing and big hearted, warm and engaging, loyal, classy, delightful, talented, creative, supportive and empathetic, indefatigable, optimistic, and happy. I wasn’t expecting too many to reply but I just kind of went aww.
4. What is your favorite thing to do outside of writing?
Spending time with my family. As a mum you realise that it won’t be long before the kids are own their own path with their own partners. I feel I have to make the most of it.
5. What do you love most about the genre you write?
I love the ability to throw magic into the mix when everything is going sideways.
6. What do you want readers to take from your books?
I would really love for them to have a break from real life for an hour or two. For me that is the magic of reading.
7. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Happy coffee addict.
8. What made you decide to write in your current genre?
I have always loved myth and I had been reading a bit of romance across all genres, when I sat down to write fantasy/paranormal romance is what came out. I often ask myself whether I chose it or did it choose me?
9. Tell us about your current release/or new release?
Earlier this year I released PHANTASIA: A Bad Day on Olympus
Torn apart by separate missions, can their love survive an impending apocalypse?
Demigod ex-cop Carissa Alkippes is hellbent on clearing her father’s name. But when she’s sidetracked into saving Zeus’ life, she’s forced into a dangerous mission to locate missing deities. To find them, she must face a horde of bloodthirsty demons.
Xen Lyson shouldn’t dwell on Carissa when he’s supposed to be stopping demons from feasting on humanity. But the sexy vampire worries her solitary journey to Olympus will put her in grave danger. And with absent gods causing devastating natural disasters, he must trust her father, Ares, to keep her safe.
With every mortal sphere at risk, Carissa races to retrieve a magical codex believed to hold the key to defeating her enemy. And when Xen discovers the true source of the threat, saving both humans and gods will put his own immortality in jeopardy.
In between battling Titans, gods, missing keys, and baklava can Carissa and Xen summon the power to conquer the sinister foe and return to each other’s arms?
10. What does your writing space look like?
At the moment my desk is covered in paper but when it is tidy it looks like the photo. Sometimes I have piles on the floor. I am studying at the moment, so I have a valid excuse for all the paper.
11. What’s the one piece of technology you can’t live without?
12. Do you find it hard to kill off your characters?
Absolutely, but I plan on getting rid of someone for book three. Maybe a cement truck will roll up or something. Lol.
13. How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?
I try not to think of people I know and their habits but sometimes some of it can slip in. If I have done it, it was not intentional.
14. What are you working on now? Can you share a teaser of it with our readers?
Oh, I have been very tight lipped with book three, which is really hard because Greek Australians like me, like to share good news. How about just the tag line…
She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles.
15. Is there one genre that you have not written in yet, but would love to try writing?
Yes, historical. I have few outlined two stories and they are just waiting for me.
16. What do you do when a flash of inspiration hits you at an inopportune moment?
Write it down or record it on the phone. Let’s face it, we all carry a phone around and there are enough apps to help with what we need. I have several story writing apps just in case.
17. What keeps you going while writing?
Coffee of course! Oh, and maybe a little dark chocolate. Just a little square or maybe two.
18. What’s next for you?
Several books in my Phi Athanatoi Series of which I had originally planned ten. I am working on book three now and straight after that will be book four which I wrote the outline and first chapter about nine years ago, and I did the same for book seven. Somewhere in my head it all ties in together.
19. Where can we find you on the internet?