Are you an indie author or with a publisher and what do you find the pros and cons to be for each?
I’m an indie author and chose to be that way after rejecting a publishing contract. I like the idea of being in charge of my own creation—story, cover, pricing and genre(s)—although the marketing side is a whole new world. It takes a lot of time when I’d rather be writing. For that, I would like a publisher. Otherwise, being indie is great.
What is your current “work in progress”?
I’m currently working on the third book in my series, Blood Vault. It’s due for release June 2015.
How many books do you currently have out and titles if you would like?
Currently I have two books in my Dantonville Legacy Series—Bloodgifted and Bloodpledge—and a short story, Laura’s Locket, A Dantonville Chronicle.
What one character from your book or books do you connect with most and why?
Every author writes a part of themselves in their characters, and there’s no doubt that aspects of me are in Laura Dantonville. She responds to situations the way I would, although in some cases she’s more daring.
Being that this event is for the Christmas Season do you have any special traditions that you would like to share with us?
My family is from a Czech background, and we celebrate Christmas on the 24th – Christmas Eve – and that’s when we hand out our presents. So actually we have two Christmas days.
What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Trifle! I love jelly, sponge-cake, liqueur, fresh fruit and custard. Yum! It’s the perfect dessert for a hot summer Christmas lunch as we have here in Sydney, Australia.
What is the worst gift that you have ever received for Christmas?
Thankfully, I never received one. My family, even friends, seem to know what I always liked.
Who is your favorite author and or favorite book?
Tolkien’s, Lord of the Rings. It was voted as Book of the Millenium, and rightly so.
If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Happy, determined and optimistic.
What are your thoughts on being apart of the upcoming Book Elves on the Shelves event?
I’m thrilled by it, especially as I’ll be in the company of such great writers.