Phillipa lives just outside a beautiful small town in country Victoria, with her two sons, husband, and labrador dog. She also lives in the many worlds of her imagination and stockpiles stories beside her laptop. With a passion for music, the ocean, nature, reading, and writing, she draws on her life experiences to bring colour and depth to her characters.
Her first novel – The Stationmaster’s Cottage – is a multi platform bestseller and has won reader awards and cover design awards. With one series complete, Phillipa is planning a stand-alone novel then a second series within mystery romance. In addition, she writes a paranormal suspense series of short stories.
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I write the stories the way they need to be written. Having said that, if overwhelming feedback showed me I was straying from the core of the books, then I would listen.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Both. I live to write, but some scenes are very emotionally draining.
What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
Vanity publishers. They prey on hopeful new authors by offering what might appear to be a genuine publishing contract, but charge the author huge fees for publishing. No genuine publisher takes from an author.