DJ Elton is one of the authors in an anthology with me. The royalties for this anthology is going to help the firefighters in Australia. DJ Elton is from Australia
Tell us about yourself.
I live in the inner west of Melbourne, and came to Australia as a child with my parents. Apart from my love of writing, I work in healthcare and also do a regular meditation practice since a long time. I live with a friend and we are managing the lockdown confines fairly well.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
Since I can remember, I have always written and the idea of have a published book has been a long-term one. Only in the past couple of years have I taken it more seriously and submitted regularly, which has fulfilled my aim to be published. It’s been a good past year for that, prolific for me.
What genres do you like to read? Are these the same genres you write in?
I really like reading crime fiction as it’s so fast and dynamic, speculative fiction and historical fiction (medieval). Not huge on sci-fi but I just love robots, frightening and fascinating. I am currently expanding my writing into paranormal romance and magical realism areas. I like to read other writer’s blogs and keep up with the online work of people I know.
Is your book for adults, young adults or children?
My story in Slow Burn is for adults; paranormal romance.
What is your current release or project?
I’m usually working on short stories or microfiction. A few plans are afoot for a part 2 novella and an epic (long, long) poem, plus I have 3 short stories on the go.
6. Tell us about the key characters
The key character in my Slow Burn story is Amanda, who was married to Aiden, a firefighter and solid family man. Amanda is slowly starting to drink too much, and lives with her two children and a man she does not love. Aiden died horribly, dramatically, and five years later he comes back.
Do you have a favorite scene?
My favourite scene is where Amanda is driving home from the beach and starts coming to the reality of Aiden returning, and how her life is about to change.
What advice would you give a beginner?
Just three things: manage your time well and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t write the amount of words you hope to write in a day or week, join a couple of writer’s groups as comrades and comraderie are most necessary, and don’t focus on the money. Write for love.
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