was born in 1142 which is why my first love is historicals. I’ll let you
guess why I love stories of immortals…er…well, vampires to you people.
When I first started writing the family history, everyone was up in arms, afraid
I was revealing too much, but I explained they were being published as fiction
and I wouldn’t use real names. Of course, that was before I found I just
couldn’t write the stories with other names…
Just kidding! I couldn’t resist. Of course, I’m not a vampire.
I wouldn’t mind being one. It would be a heck of a diet and I’m always
looking for a successful diet, but despite not being a vampire…well…a
gal can dream can’t she? And that’s what books are; waking dreams
or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.
I love books. Reading books takes me away to other worlds and on grand adventures
I just couldn’t have otherwise. Writing them does the same, but also lets
me play God for a bit. I know that sounds weird, but when writing my stories,
I decide who lives and dies, who succeeds or fails and so on. I can give the good
guys the happy endings they deserve and be sure the bad guys lose and get their
comeuppance. Unfortunately, that’s something that doesn’t always happen
in real life.
Perhaps that’s why writers write. Maybe we writers are all secret control
freaks, wanting to control the world. Or maybe we’re just dreamers lucky
enough to be able to make a living at dreaming. Either way I love writing and
would do it whether I was paid for it or not. But I’m very very grateful
to be able to share these stories with you. I hope they help you escape your troubles
and trials if only for a little bit, and I hope they make you smile…You
can be certain I’m often chuckling myself silly while writing them. Enjoy!