When I married I left the ASO and moved to Port Lincoln SA where my husband was teaching. My performing options were limited there so I began to explore other creative outlets. Once I discovered writing, however, I never looked back. Somehow writing feels more creative Ė with violin I was only interpreting someone elseís work; with writing I actually create my own.
RUN TO ME is your first book. Is it terrifying or exhilarating as you await its release?
It depends when you ask me Ė my feelings seem to change by the minute. Both terror and exhilaration are in the mix but definitely more of the latter.
What five words would you use to describe your novel?
Gripping. Fast-paced. Moving. Uplifting.
RUN TO ME is reminiscent of Hitchcock. Was he one of your inspirations when writing this novel?
Yes, definitely, and Iím flattered you see a similarity. I love how Hitchcock could create such tremendous tension with little or no graphic violence. Iím a firm believer that less is more in that regard.
You are involved with a local writing group. Has this been helpful in forging your career as a writer?
As a beginner I gained much from my local writing group Ė knowledge, inspiration and fellowship. When I became serious about wanting to be published however, I entered a critiquing partnership with three other like-minded writers and they helped me refine my skills. In the fourteen years weíve been meeting, weíve evolved into a tightly-knit team. I canít tell you how much I value the othersí feedback on my work.
What is next for you?
Iím currently working on another thriller set in the north-eastern US. This one will either take place on a cape or an island, I havenít decided. The villain (a woman) is fast turning into a cross between Norman Bates and Annie Wilkes from Misery!
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