Interview at Swedish Zombie

First America, and then the world!  Here is an interview I did at Swedish Zombie.
Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you’re not writing? 
I’m a mum so I have to have a pretty regimented day in order to get everything done.  I write for several hours, then I exercise which most days, is a brisk hour’s walk.  I often use that time to plan the next scene in my book. I write some of my best dialogue that way!  My daughters tell me they can always tell when I’m doing dialogue because of all the facial contortions I do while I act out the scene in my head.  Once the kids get home, my writing day ends and my family life begins.  Once the kids are in bed, I have me time, which usually takes the shape of a good book or a sci fi/fantasy tv show.
How is it that you became a writer? When did you start writing? 
I was a compulsive reader as a child and I think becoming a writer is a natural progression from that.  I took a long break from writing to raise my kids and it was only when I fell in love with the zombie genre, that the vague urge to write once again became a compulsion.  With the encouragement and example of other authors like Stephen North and Rhiannon Frater, I finally sat down to write my book.  When I wrote the first line, ‘The first hint of the plague which was to destroy our world came with a brief report on the morning news’, I  only knew that I wanted to tell an exciting zombie adventure from a mom’s point of view.  I let the story evolve from there.  For ten weeks, I thought and did nothing else but zombies.  It was great!

Read the whole interview at Swedish Zombie


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