Christine Ardron, is 32 years old, living in Nottinghamshire, England.
She enjoys writing fantasy and scifi and very often mixes them together to create unique worlds, characters and storylines.
Christine has been writing for as long as she can remember, and though her true love is fantasy, she delves into many facets of story-telling, including dark scifi, comedy and even the occasional horror.
Christine has also written scripts for amateur theatre companies, and has enjoyed acting and occasional directing. She also enjoys creating dark, philosophical poetry.
She signed for KGHH Publishing in March 2016 and we are delighted to be publishing Predgarians her YA fantasy series. The first book of nine, Jackal's Gambit is due out later this year.
When Christine doesn't have her head in one of her many worlds, she can be found listening to her beloved power metal and offering many forms of tea to anyone who happens to pop in.
KG: What or who inspired you to be a writer?
I enjoyed reading fantasy books from an early age and while I was growing up my brother would always be writing fantasy or horror stories. This encouraged me to start writing too.
KG: What gave you the idea of your latest book?
oh, my latest book? So many of my stories have been in the making for years, it's hard to know what to focus on. But if I was to speak about Jackal's Gambit, then it would be my dreams. So many of my stories have come about through my dreams. I wake up, remember it, think it's a good idea and write it down.
KG: Who is your favourite writer?
That would be David Eddings. He's known for the Belgariad mostly but has done other stuff too, mostly fantasy. His weaving of characters, different worlds and dry sense of humour has influenced how I tell my stories.
KG: What's your favourite book?
Despite what I just said about my favourite author, my favourite book, even after all this time, is still Watership Down by Richard Adams.
KG: Do you read a lot? If so what are you reading right now?
I do like reading. Lately I perhaps have not read as much as I should. I am presently reading the first book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. It's something I've been meaning to get round to for a while.
KG: What writing projects are you working on at the moment?
Oh, so many. Predgarians is very important to me, and is an on-going project. I also have in the works a fantasy trilogy about dragons and another fantasy about the last human. There are also several others that are waiting in the wings for when I get a spare moment.
KG: Where do you see yourself and your writing in five years time?
Hopefully further down the line in Predgarians. Seriously though, I would like to have released some other books perhaps, both fantasy and sci-fi. And maybe have a garden where I can plant all the herbs I could possibly want.
KG: What do you like most about writing?
All the different worlds. When you write you're painting a different place. A place where you make all the rules. There is nothing more fulfilling, more exciting than that, and to be able to share those worlds with other people is an awesome thing.
KG: What one writing tip would you share?
Just this: if you have an idea, a story - write it. Don't keep looking over what you've written, throw it away and start again. When I was younger, it took me ages to finish a whole story because I was too much a perfectionist. Write your first draft. Once you've got to the end, then that's the time to go back to make it even better. Make sure to keep going and finish.
KG: What would you say to inspire young writers?
Write your dreams. No one has those dreams, those thoughts, but you. You write a book and you're sharing your mind and your soul with the world. Every writer has a unique perspective, a story only you can tell.
© Kensington Gore Publishing 2016
1. I live with my partner and my best friend.
2. I like to play fantasy rpg's.
3. I don't function properly in the mornings until I've had at least one cup of earl grey tea.
4. A walk through a cemetery on a rainy day makes me happy.
5. I have a small black cat called Logan. He's never really grown into his massive claws.
6. I am quite the nerd, and collect many things, from Warhammer figures to Anne Stokes gothic art.
7. I enjoy cooking for people and am often accused of fattening my friends up ready for the oven.