Fiction


I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. James Michener

MANUSCRIPT IN PROGRESS

I am working on a science fiction mystery novel. It’s set in the future.  Global warming has devastated the earth. Survivors live in isolated compounds under threat of firestorms. When a beautiful stranger seeks refuge, is she joining a dangerous community? Or is she bringing danger with her?

FAQ

When did you start writing fiction?

I have been writing unpublished stories, children’s books and poetry since I was a child. I love fiction because it frees me to be creative and imaginative. I am joining the Canadian Authors Association. I have lots of story ideas so my goal is to start publishing works of fiction. I like self-publishing since it gives me the joy of seeing a book in print even though I am a pretty unknown author.

What type of writer are you?

I start with an idea of what I want to write, but usually the end result is very different since dramatic changes happen along the way as my characters take over their story. I do my best writing when I am in flow state simply writing down what’s happening in my mental movie. My writing is influenced by my interest in literature, nature, mind-body healing, social and historical linguistics, the supernatural and psychology including the effects of emotional or physical pain.

How long does it take you to finish a book?

It takes me longer than average because of my fibromyalgia. I usually write on my laptop while reclining on a couch propped up with pillows and with my dogs snuggled close by. I have to take a lot of rest breaks from writing especially when I’m not coping with life. As described by Canadian writer Betsy Warland, when I work on a book I do a first draft inscription and then I do composition or revising and shaping for publication. I am excited to be working on completing the inscription of my science fiction mystery novel.

Who are your favourite authors?

I have spent much of my life reading a very eclectic variety of books. It’s hard to only pick a few authors, but some of my favourites include Margaret Atwood, Richard Adams, Jane Austen, Pseudonymous Bosch, Ray Bradbury, Suzanne Collins, Stephen King, Gary Larson, Stieg Larssen, George R. R. Martin, Ron McLurty, Patrick Ness, Jodi Picoult, Ransom Riggs, Wilbur Smith and Minette Walters.

What do you talk about in your blog?

It’s about me trying to cope my best through the good, the bad and the ugly.

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