Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am an Australian, living
in the beautiful harbor side city of Sydney.
I love to write, well a little more than that..I spend most of my waking hours
writing. I take a break occasionally and head off to my favorite fishing areas.
I share an apartment with my beautiful daughter…and one decidedly strange puss
Describe your book ‘Empty Chairs’ in 30 words or less.
Empty chairs is my biography of living through and
beyond child abuse in all its forms. It is a journey beyond pain and into life.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Reliving the memories was incredibly difficult,
however I had made a promise to a very dear friend, someone who shared my life
from an early age when we were living on the streets. I had promised her I
would write it; she died by her own hand before I had honored that promise.
Empty Chairs and the upcoming sequel is my way of finally doing so.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
So many books, in so many
different ways. For a powerful book that remains imbedded in my memory I would
have to say “To Kill a Mockingbird” By Harper Lee. And for a book that impacted
me quite unexpectedly I would say “Without Remorse” By Tom Clancy.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your
I have a very active Facebook and Twitter profile,
and interact with promotional groups on FB. I also have an active blog on which
I review books, host blog tours, run writing contests, and conduct Author
interviews. I find that writers are a very generous group of people and the
number of reviews I have had thus far on Empty Chairs reflects that generosity
How do you spend your time when you are not
at the question. Apart from forcing myself to interact with the outside world
by fishing and entertaining occasionally…oh, and sleeping of course; there
isn’t actually much time when I’m not writing.
What are you working on next?
I have the sequel to Empty Chairs which is of
course written under my pen name of Stacey Danson…the working title for the
sequel is “Bordering On Extinction” . It answers the myriad of questions I have
been asked by people that purchased Empty Chairs…I have been overwhelmed by the
number of folks that wanted to know more about my life, a very humbling
For the necessary break I must have away from that
emotional area, I have just completed my first fictional novel, A psychological
thriller with the working title of “Comes a Pale Horse”
The story is an explosion of deceit and
corruption within the corridors of power
in the USA.
Entwined with 16 serial murders…or are they assassinations. I am very excited
about this book.