What is the best thing you’ve learned about writing and/or the publishing business?
The importance of building a strong band of friends who share your passion for writing and reading, I’m talking about writing and critique friends who stick by you and pep you up when needed.
How do you balance the demands of your everyday life and your writing life?
To be honest, I haven’t quite mastered that one yet. I tend to squeeze my everyday life into my writing one, but at the moment that could have something to do with the book launch.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
As a child, I enjoyed scribbling stories on pieces of papers and on the inside of book covers. I even signed the books as if they were my own. Let’s just say, my sister wasn’t impressed when she found her books all written on. It was years later when I fell ill with a horrible cold that I pulled out my laptop out and decided to type up some of my ideas. I haven’t been able to stop!
Tell me about your world or your series.
The Wulfkin Legacy series starts off in Romania, more specifically Braşov, which is located within the region traditionally known as Transylvania. I was born in Romania so I have a special place in my heart for stories based there.
The region is steeped in lore and history and is about 30km from the Bran Castle, one of the historic homes associated with Vlad Tepes. Vlad Tepes is also known as Vlad the Impaler and is often cited as the historical basis for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Whilst many people consider him a villain, the local populace generally consider him a hero. Interesting fact is that is it said Vlad the Impaler never lived in the Bran Castle, despite the Dracula stories. The region of Transylvania also contains stretches of the Carpathian Mountains.
Do you have a job outside of writing? What is it and how does it mesh with your writing?
Sure do. I work in marketing and social media during the day. So even when I’m not writing, I’m online. When I go on holidays, I try really hard to leave the internet behind!
What was one of the best Christmas presents you ever received?
It would have to be a BMX bike. When I was young, I was a bit of tomboy and I desperately wanted a BMX. That was a Christmas to remember!
Name your favorite children’s story.
Little Mermaid. I’ve always loved this tale, and who secretly doesn’t want to be a princess mermaid. Come on, fess up.
We both laugh at this.
Who was your hero when you were a child, and what did you do to be like them?
During high school, I was obsessed with Madonna. Now I remember back then I was dating this guy who had some issues with me wanting to go to University, and things were not going to work out, but I didn’t know how to break it off. One day, Madonna’s song, Express Yourself played on TV, and I recall how determined it made me to stand up for myself and to finally break it off, which I did that very afternoon. Poor guy, he kind of didn’t see it coming. Best decision ever!
What is your concept of a fruitful day?
Writing over 2000 words and then editing a whole chapter.
What one thing (modern convenience) could you not live without?
What are your three favorite smells?
The three Cs. Cinnamon. Coffee. Chocolate.
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Wulfkin Legacy Series
Cloaked (prequel to #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Fur (Book #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Secrecy (Book #2) – Out now
Cloaked in Blood (Book #3) – May 9, 2016
Cloaked in Christmas – End of 2016
CLOAKED IN SECRECY (book 2)
What better way for a pack of wulfkin shifters to remain in seclusion than to hide in plain sight?
Death has followed Alena Novac’s circus family for years, but when the police arrest her brother for murder, she must rescue him before he transforms behind prison walls. With less than a week to execute her plan, a member from the Varlac family who murdered her mother reappears. Now, Alena has to decide whether to make good on her promise to avenge her mother’s death or risk rescuing her brother.
Enre Ulf has one mission – prevent Alena’s father from claiming his territory and slaughtering his wulfkin pack in Transylvania. Enre may have turned his back on his Varlac heritage, but that doesn’t mean he won’t impersonate one to infiltrate the circus clan and take out their alpha. Knowing that his secrets will lead to his demise, Enre takes the risk in order to save his home. What he never planned on was his wolf claiming Alena as his mate.
Now with the police closing in, and the real Varlac threatening them, Alena and Enre must overcome their pasts to save their packs’ futures.
Cloaked in Secrecy is the book 2 in the Wulfkin Legacy series, but can be read as a stand-alone-book.