I’ve always loved writing — I was the geeky kid who stayed in at break to finish a story. Funnily enough, I never really considered becoming a published author. It was only a chance meeting with a fellow author that persuaded me to develop a short story that had been languishing on my computer.
During the 1980s I spent time in Greece, a country to which I have a strong attachment. As I looked out of the window at a snow-covered garden in England, I wondred how my life might have been different if I’d stayed in Greece and so ‘Jenna’s Journey’ was born.
I’m a bit of a control freak and knew that I wanted the final say on the cover and launch date, so thank heavens for being able to go down the self-publishing route.
For me, being an author gave me a real sense of accomplishment and the first time I saw my name on Amazon was a dream come true. Of course, it’s been hard work publicising the book, but at the same time I have met some fantastic people on Twitter and Facebook, have now written a second book in the series, Sophia’s Secret and have set up a blog review site, www.allthingsbookie.com to help other writers.
Even now I find it strange to think of myself as an author but I can’t imagine doing anything else that gives me so much pleasure.