Month: July 2013

Interview on Authors and Book Buzz


Thanks to the good folk over at Author and Book Buzz for featuring me on their website.  The link is below.


Interview on Authors and Book Buzz





Writer’s Month

For some reason this time of year is my writing time. I don’t know if it is the chill in the air or if it is the fact that it is school holiday time so I don’t have to deal with the interruption of going to work but, in July, my writer’s juices flow stronger than at any other time of the year. 

I spend hours scribbling notes on scraps of paper whilst watching television, researching vague ideas on Google and typing, deleting, copying, pasting etc.  I find myself rehearsing the conversations my characters are about to have as I prepare dinner. This is disconcerting for my husband as he can’t figure out whether he is supposed to contribute to the discussion or not.

I sleep in two hour grabs and then jump out of bed at 2.00 a.m. to crank out another five hundred words before I forget them. My dreams are confused by my characters leaping in and out of them. Last night I dreamt I was pregnant which at my age was a bit of a shock. A check of the online dream dictionary revealed that this signifies creativity, the development of a creative project. Phew!  I don’t mind giving birth to a new book.

I have set myself a release date because I find I work better with a target in mind.  Who needs to sleep anyway?  

‘Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker’ due for release August 30, 2014.