It didn’t start out as Steampunk, but as the series progressed, The Iron Realm sort of became this entity that had definite steampunk elements, so I went with it. For Ironhorse, I wanted an “older” type of fey, one that might be past his prime. The steam engine seemed a perfect fit, so Ironhorse was born.
I think that you've achieved what many people have dreamed of and gone from Livejournal to NaNoWriMo to being a published author. If you had one single piece of advice to give to other aspiring writers, what would it be?
Persist. Just keep writing, and try to finish that novel. Remember, all authors started exactly where you are right now; the only difference between a published author and a non-published one is that the published author never stopped writing.
The Iron King focuses on the adventures of Meghan Chase as she ventures into the land of the Nevernever to rescue her younger brother Ethan who has been stolen by Fey. She is assisted by her friend Robbie, the mysterious Winter Prince Ash and the cantankerous cat Grimalkin. This is not your average fairy tale and will appeal to fans of supernatural and romance novels. The Iron King is available on Harlequin UK’s Mira Ink imprint and the second book in the trilogy, The Iron Daughter is due to be released on 15 April 2011 in the UK.