Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
My first story began when I was perhaps 10yrs old. I awoke in the middle of the night to see, on the floor near the foot of my bed, two glowing red eyes staring at me. It felt as though my heart stopped an I held my breath in fear. What was this beast staring at me? All I could see were two eyes, nothing more. Then a cloud must have shifted across the moon, and the eye shine went away. In its place was my cat, just sitting there looking at me. At that very moment, the idea for Cataclysm came to life and I carried it with me until 1992, when I sat down and wrote the first passage.
I would write a chapter or two and walk away for years, only to pick it up again and again. I typed the end, of the first draft in 2003, 20 yrs later.
It sat in a drawer for another 12 years, until in 2015 when I learned of self-publishing and then released it. Doing so opened the flood gates and I have 9 books, a 15-min film, tons of short stories, and more in the last five years.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I like to wear odd, wild clothes and I’m completely comfortable do so.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
Well, I did this to myself—I’ve moved across Canada four times. British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland, and back to Ontario. I stay here only because of the nice weather. The best place to live is B.C. and when I can afford it, that’s where I’ll finish life.
What are some of your pet peeves?
First, people who ask a question on their Facebook timeline that they can easily google. When a texter hits enter after each sentence and what they have to say is an easy paragraph or more.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
On a beautiful beach in the sun with a fantastic book and my husband. Then dinner with all my friends and family. I’d end it in my comfy bed with my dog and a great movie. (If only we the choice)
Who is your hero and why?
My husband is literally my hero. A few years ago, I was driving us along an old two-lane highway when I passed out. He’s a tall guy and we were in a small car, he somehow got his leg over me and steered us off the road and stopped. He saved our lives, and perhaps others because had I been alone, who knows?
What are you passionate about these days?
Quiet, nature, writing, and supporting all other artists in any way that I can.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
All of them! But what writer doesn’t. I’ve submitted a couple of them to TaleFlick. They pick up some books and transform them into movies. No luck for me so far, so I decided to write my own screenplay. It’s a Christmas comedy, for anyone who hates Christmas…no spoilers! But I do have a 15 min film titled Death Game available now on SOFYTV.Com coming to Amazon soon. And I am writing a web series, which is very apropos to the 21st century and our future.