Question: What have you published recently?

A novel titled Ratpaths. It's a fantasy tale in a magic-and-mythical-creatures-free environment, in a mafia setting.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

I didn't. It just happened. I had a story, so I wrote it down. People liked it, so I published it. Now I have another story I'm writing down. If people like it, I'll publish it.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

Currently only on Amazon, both as e-book and paperback.

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

I get up, have breakfast, see my husband and the kids off, take the dog around the lake, then sit down for a few hours of mostly uninterrupted writing. Peace ends at noon, when the kids come home. I'm a mom then for the rest of the day.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them

My main character of course, Nivvo. He's a thief, but an honorable one, and willing to go to great lengths, even risk his all, to protect those he loves.  And his little sister, Reka. She's a tiny chit of a girl, but fierce. She can make a hardened criminal or the ruler of the city do menial kitchen work just by looking at them.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

I absolutely do that. It's a bit of a bother, as I can hardly lean back and enjoy a book anymore, but it's even more of a help. I've learned as much about writing by reading and editing other people's books as I've learned from other people reading and editing mine.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

No music at all. I love music too much, that's why. It distracts me, especially lyrics.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

Chocolate cookies. And the odd banana.

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?  


What is your favourite cartoon character?

Calvin. And Hobbes.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Space Balls

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?

Take the longest possible walk with the dog while pretending not to notice that she's hunting rabbits again, preferably with Tori Amos in my earphones.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?

I'm on facebook – – and I have recently started a blog –

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