Bio: While primarily an artist, I discovered a love for writing in my teenage years. However, I didn't start writing seriously until my 21st birthday?.doing it the hard way. Meaning, I ran the gamut of unfulfilling jobs ranging from Administrative Assistant to Security Officer while writing my first novel; Love's Legacy, in every minute of my spare time. I won't go into how long it took me, doing it this way, but I'll say it was a valuable learning experience. I once read in a writers' magazine that the more unpleasant the job, the better it is for a writer as it is what propels him or her to persevere with his/her craft and not give up. However, on a more positive front working in different locations as a temp certainly provided me the opportunity to observe the way people interact with one another; an experience that was invaluable for allowing me to create believable characters in my books. I tend to gravitate more towards New Age spiritual Romances and Erotica, and Lost Souls: Canadian Mayhem is my first venture into the Horror genre as an author.
A few years ago, I was approached by Renaissance e-Books to try my hand at erotic romance, and my efforts yielded two novels in this genre under the pseudonym of Laura Hammond. Another one co-authored with W. Richard St. James, VP at Club Lighthouse Publishing is currently in the works, expected to be released by Club Lighthouse Publishing in April or May, 2011. I would love to be more prolific as a writer, however, being the CEO and Chief Editor at Club Lighthouse Publishing hardly leaves me much time for much of anything else lately...
The spiritual overtones and references to reincarnation mentioned in my stories came about from my own experiences as a seeker of spiritual truths, having been an Evangelical Christian who soon found that I could no longer be at peace living my life within the parameters of church dogma.
I am still an artist, participating as frequently as possible in Studio Tours, as well as various Arts related activities in my community in the east end of Toronto, Canada, where I currently live. You may visit my site at www.clublighthousestudio.co.uk
I have a deep love of nature and animals and currently share my abode with a regal but rather plump Maine Coon kitty named Duchess.