I am an international novelist, university lecturer and freelance writer. I do all of it between laundry loads and school runs. Maybe that is why I write fast and accurately.
I used to be convinced that writers had to sacrifice all for their craft, an assumption that turns out to be nonsense. I’ve seen many excellent writers whose lives are mostly devoted to pursuits well outside that of crafting novels or non-fiction.
My life has been shaped by my son’s autism, my love of animals and the gazillion books I read, almost none of them novels, which seems very odd for someone who is mostly known as a novelist. I am writing non-fiction right now, though I still enjoy helping fiction writers and am very proud of students I’ve helped and whose careers are thriving.