1. I Was Made Redundant
Overnight I went from not having a second to myself to not knowing what to do with my spare time.
Writing started as a hobby. I had no idea if I could write. I cackled my way through the first few chapters because I was so amazed I could actually string a few sentences together.
2. I Spent A Lot Of Time In Offices
All my jobs were office based. I’d never read a book set in an office so I decided to write one.
3. East, West, Home is Best
I can see Ireland’s many faults and, like most Irish people, I complain about them regularly. But, deep down, I believe there’s no better place and there can’t be enough novels set here.
4. We Don’t See Things As They Are
Many people have a view of their own lives that seems quite bizarre to outsiders. I wanted to explore this theme.
5. A Thriller With Lots of Twists Is Not Enough
I read a thriller that was so exciting I couldn’t put it down but, at the end, the protagonist said: “we will never know why the murderer acted that way”.
It completely ruined the book for me. I need to finish a book and think “that makes sense”. I decided to write the type of book I would enjoy reading.
Click on the link if you would like to check out my thriller ‘Girl Targeted’