Do you plan to publish more books?
I’ve set myself a target. Ten MI7 books by 2018. I’ve already got lots of outlines. The trouble is, I’ve got ideas for other books as well. Then there’s the marketing. And the selling on Ebay to support the marketing. It’s a busy life.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…
I’m a secondary school teacher in an all-girls school. It keeps me sane.
What other jobs have you had in your life?
I was a taxi driver for a while. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to write a novel. You get to meet a wide variety of people when they’re drunk, and they tell you things they wouldn’t otherwise tell anyone.
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
If I had the ability, biology or physics, then I’d set out to cure cancer or create free energy.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I like where I live now. It’s warm in the summer, and in the winter it snows. You get a real sense of the seasons. I think wherever you live in the world, there are drawbacks. I definitely wouldn’t want to live anywhere I couldn’t speak the language. I don’t think I’d be very good at that booming ex-pat thing.
Genre – Espionage Thriller
Rating – PG
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