Cathy Pegau tagged me, and thus here are my answers!
1) What am I working on?
I just finished a novel for Bold Strokes Books (Betting on Love), and I’m back in gear with The London Game (the sequel to The Paris Game).
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My work has been called ‘gritty noir-romance’, so I tend to work with anti-heroes, and characters of questionable morals.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I’m intrigued by how people can justify doing things that are morally questionable, and how they can still be good-intentioned people even though what they’re doing is wrong. This goes back to reading old noir and detective stories, where the detective or PI is pretty much as morally bankrupt as the guys he’s trying to beat. In one of my favourite books, pardoned gangster Roy Earle (in WR Burnett’s ‘High Sierra’) takes part in a robbery because he owes the man who pardoned him, but yet he still yearns for the everyday: love, marriage, settling down.
4) How does my writing process work?
I’m more of a plotter; at the very minimum I have an outline or a plot summary, and all the main characters have been sketched out. On ‘Betting on Love’, I did up a plot summary, blurb, and sketches for the four mains. It helped, and I wrote quickly and well. (or at least, I think I did! When I get edits back, we’ll see )
I haven’t tagged anyone else, but if you want to play, drop me a comment and I’ll link to your post!