Questions From Goodreads

I got a nice review from this book website ( , and some questions:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Losing Normal started as a dream I had, sitting in an office while a producer read my script. She put it down, turned to me and said: “This is pretty good. Did you write it?”
My dream self was insulted. I said, “No. I got it from the Story Store,” which is the jokey answer to the question writers are often asked: “Where do you get your ideas?”
That was the original title for my book. My hero, Alex, the idea of books and bookstores as a refuge and rebellion against the onslaught of media, arrived soon after.

How do you get inspired to write?
I don’t think about writing like that. Well, maybe it is inspiration, but it takes the form of a story, or a character that won’t get out of my head until I write it down.

What are you currently working on?
Aside from working on marketing for Losing Normal: a novel about a teenage girl who seeks revenge for the murders of her grandparents; a novel about dreams and the multiverse; a middle-grade book about a young boy in WW II England.

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
Read a lot, network with other writers, dream.

What’s the best thing about being a writer?
Francis Moss I like seeing the people, places and events in my head come to life on the page (and screen).

How do you deal with writer’s block?
Working in TV, the cure is a vision of the paycheck. Writing a novel, without a contract, is a different story (wordplay intended). I don’t experience writer’s block as such. It’s more laziness, or fear. If I get stuck on something, I let it sit in my unconscious for a while. The answer always comes. Having more than one project in the hopper is also good. I can jump from one to the other.