Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
At present I'm a grocery buyer, dealing primarily in biscuits, for
a medium sized retailer. I have two children, a boy and a girl, called
Ella and Jake. I've been with my partner for a good, long while, 13
years, I think. I've travelled the world, India
and the South Island in New Zealand
being my absolute favourite places and Melbourne,
my favourite city. I'm passionate, generally quite grumpy (much like one
of the characters in my book), laidback and enjoy manual work (most probably
because I'm sat behind a desk all day). I'm a really bad dancer, a good
cook and not very photogenic, although I am tall (which comes in useful
Describe your book ‘The Wizard of Crescent Moon
Mountain’ in 30 words or
Worlds collide, in
a journey through Everlast, where two brothers battle with their emotions and
otherworldly forces, in the hope of returning to the past where they
What was the hardest part of
writing your book?
The book, or at least
the story was easy to write, the trick to it all was getting grammar to a
standard worthy of publication. That was definitely the hardest bit, and the
books have had the greatest influence on you?
Tolkien and Lewis, most definitely. But, it is experiences of
the world to date (I've travelled a good part of the world, some of places and
characters in the book are inspired by my experience), tv and film that have
had most influence.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your
Money has been
spent on freado / bookbuzzer, facebook, goodreads and a website. I've
also approached reviewers and local bookstores / media. The book has
not yet been published though, so everything is a build up to the event of
How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
Going to the gym
(I'm building up the muscle as well as running regularly), spending time with
family, gardening, diy, book / antiques collecting, photography, listening
to music, cleaning the house, watching films and TV.
What are you working on next?
I have ideas for the next book in the series / offshoots to characters and
stories in the book, but want to concentrate on marketing this book before
moving on to the next.