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How did you get your start in writing?
As far back as I can remember I’ve written. I’ve always loved books and for me, writing was a natural bi-product of my love of reading. As a child I wrote poems and short stories. Then in my twenties I worked as a freelance journalist for a time. But it wasn’t until mid-life that I actually finished writing a novel…my dream come true.
who are your biggest influences
I’ve always admired Stephen King – he was an early influence but now I tend to read more literary novels. I don’t think I could nail my influences down to just one person. Whoever I’m reading at the moment is my biggest influence.
What is your biggest inspiration when creating?
It’s nothing I could name. My biggest inspiration is just a feeling that I believe comes from someplace beyond me.
Could you give us the details of your current project?
Well the blurb on the back of the book is:
Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that…
For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.
Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”.
Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…
Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power.
What is the next goal you would like to achieve with your writing?
I’d love to land an agent. I got close with Invisible but when the publication contract came, I decided to go with the sure thing and sign it instead of waiting around. Not sure I’d do that again. After landing that elusive agent, I’d love to be published by a bigger publisher.
Final four (questions we ask all interviewees)
When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
Why, in the bunker under my house of course. It was specially built for such an occasion.
Jedi, Ninja, vampire, were-wolf, pirate, fairy or Spartan?
Were-wolf. I love dogs.
What one piece of art, be it music, book, film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
The best book in the world, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
I see dead people. No, really, I do.