I studied piano at the Queensland Conservatorium and taught piano for 13 years before deciding that writing was what I wanted and needed to do. I still love playing piano.
2. What is your nickname?
My oldest friend, who I’ve known since we were about four, calls me Vic. She’s the only one.
3. What is your greatest fear?
I’m chronically claustrophobic, which means I can’t watch war movies when they dig tunnels and stuff like that.
4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
I write because I can’t not write. It’s necessary therapy.
5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Heartfelt, determined, happy, dedicated, caring.
6. What book character would you be, and why?
Okay, here’s my credibility out the door. In a weird sort of way I’d love to be Bella Swan from Twilight. I know, it’s cheesy and has a lot of other faults but the intensity of the emotions taps into the 18 year-old girl inside me and it would be wonderful to have a handsome young vampire devoted to me for eternity! Unlike some people who have criticised the character for not being a good female role model, I think Bella is very strong, determined and courageous.