Introducing Belinda Hamilton:
How long have you been writing for MDPWeb, why did you join the group, and what do you like about being part of it?
I started writing for Marianne in 2009-ish putting out her e-newsletters. It turned into guest blogging, then reviewing. I was so impressed with Marianne for her drive to give a hand to the up and coming that I grabbed hold of the offer and ran with it.
I love the fact our crew is diverse in age, culture, and we’re flung pretty far across the globe. If I do say so myself, I think we’re pretty lucky to have Marianne to bring us all together.
What creative piece are you working on, and what author would you liken your work too?
Currently, my brain is numb from real life getting in my way. In my day dreams I write paranormal fantasy and would love it to be akin to Keri Arthur, or Yasmine Galenorn.
What book have you most enjoyed reviewing for MDPWeb?
This is a hard one. I have discovered SO many new authors, like Jennifer E Smith, and Ben Chandler. I got my hubby hooked on Monster High thanks to the Lisi Harrison books about the dolls. But I think probably the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and getting the chance to meet Laini Taylor was pretty damn epic.
What’s your favourite thing to do in your downtime?
Read, watch tv, head to the movies and hit the farmers markets.
Is there somewhere else online/in bookstores we can find your work?
When I was president of Vision Writers, we put out an anthology to celebrate 18 years of our group meeting. I don’t have a story in there but it’s still my baby.
What’s your favourite TV series?
Gilmore Girls is my go to when I’m in need of a pick me up.
Who or what is your current crush?
Travis Fimmel could give me his icy Viking glare any day of the week, and Johnny Depp, well, that’s just a given.
Belinda Hamilton is a 30 something wife and Mum of one. She attributes her love of books to her Mum and hearing the phrase, “The more you interrupt me, the longer it will take,” more times than most kids.
She is a sucker for a beautiful cover, and loves a happy ending, but by-golly, don’t let the prince do all the saving. Darwin’s theory needs to apply, even in high fantasy.