The rue is a mysterious and rare being who is rarely seen, and Janna is amazed when one arrives at the inn where she works, looking for a room. The next morning, her life has changed, and she is left wondering whether she will ever see him again, but only time and the rue stone know the answer to that question.
- Did or do you like to read comic books/graphic novels? Which ones?
I don’t read comic books and I suppose the only graphic stuff you could say that I read is Stephen King. He’s one of my favourite authors, and while I think the graphic horror element in his books has mellowed over the years, which I like, there are still some quite graphic pieces.
- Whom did you inherit your love for books/reading from?
I inherited my love of reading from my mum. She has always, and still does read a lot.
- When you need a murder victim or someone you can diagnose with a serious disease or someone who is involved in a fatal accident do you sometimes picture someone nasty you have met in real life and think ‘got you’ LOL?
😊 I can’t remember having consciously done that with any characters. But now you’ve given me the idea…
- How do you come up with the names for your characters?
The names I use have always just come to me out of the blue. Occasionally I do a bit of research, my current WIP is set in 13th century, so I didn’t want to use a name completely out of context. But generally, when I first think of the character, he/she always has a name assigned to them right at the start.
- Do write other things beside books (and shoppinglists 😉 )?
I’m a listaholic if there is such a thing, although I am getting better. I like lists for everything, work, books to write, places to visit, everything, always.
- If your movie or series would be made from your books, would you be happy with the ‘based on’ version or would you rather like they showed it exactly the way you created it?
I think I’d be happy with the based on. It would be nice to have another interpretation, and another view-point, who knows, that might lead to spin-offs! If it were reproduced so faithfully that there was no room for manoeuvre, I think that might be stifling any creative sparks that could potentially be tapped in to.
- Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Stephen King, JK Rowling, Alan Bennett, David Walliams, Jane Austen
- Do you have certain people you contact while doing research to pick their brains? What are they specialized in?
No certain people, the internet tends to suffice. Although for my current WIP I found a great book about medieval fools and minstrels by a guy called John Southworth and it’s the first time that I thought I would like to get in touch with someone. But I’m too late, he past unfortunately.
- Is there someone you sometimes discuss a dilemma with?
I might sound-off to my husband, but I tend to have an internal dialogue more than anything.
- What is more important to you: a rating in stars with no comments or a reviewer who explains what the comments they give are based on (without spoilers of course)
Someone who explains their review is more valuable. It might be nice to see that initial 5 stars, but then you want to know why they thought it was so good. So you can repeat it!
Thank you, Janet Stock and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
Having written all of my life, I decided to self-publish my writing when I turned 50. I have published four books since then. Two are collections of short stories; Dark & Fluffy; Dark & Fluffy II and 500 Words, which is flash fiction. My latest book The Rue Stone is a fantasy novella.
My passion is medieval fiction, and I am working on my first novel The Little Servant – The Wait’s Son, set in the 12th century, in Lincoln, where I live.