Why did you pursue writing?
I decided in my early thirties that I wanted to write a book in my lifetime and put it on my bucket list. By my late thirties I found the subject I wanted to write about and wrote the first draft of what would become, Dark Seed. Then I decided I needed to learn how to write properly. I spent thirteen years learning the craft of writing. I’m 49 now, hooked on writing and will keep coming out with books for as long as I am able.
What inspired your book?
I was visiting my father who was very knowledgeable about food and the environment. He told me about the crazy things that were going on with genetically engineering food, like putting fish genes in tomatoes. I decided to research the topic and found that the companies that were genetically engineering seed were the perfect villains and people needed to be more aware of the truth about GMOs. I wanted to write thrillers on socially relevant topics, to entertain readers, while making them more aware of subjects that need attention. A story about GMOs and corporate greed fit perfectly.
How long have you been publishing your work?
Dark Seed is my first published book. It came out December 1, 2013.
What’s your writing environment like?
I write in my office, that has photos and memorabilia of my past and things that inspire me. There is an overflowing bookshelf and a few boxes of Dark Seed for promotional purposes. My desk is in front of a large window, with a view of Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver. I write on a laptop.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working on the sequel to Dark Seed, which is called Seed of Control. It has many of the same characters and is about the big picture of what is really happening with GMOs.
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The author is giving away 8 digital copies of Dark Seed and 2 signed copies!