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Foto: Kip Carroll

Can you tell us a bit more about how you became a writer?
I performed stand up comedy for a couple of years and found that I enjoyed the writing aspect more than the performing. I decided to give up stand-up and focus on writing. It only took ten years of writing at the back of my kitchen to get a book deal 😁

Was it difficult for the first book to find a publisher?
So many rejections…. Thursday or Friday every week I’d receive a stack of them. Most of the publishers hadn’t even read the sample. I just received a generic ‘Thanks but no thanks.’ Letter. Then finally a publisher took an interest and sent me some feedback. I responded to her notes and a deal was done.

Could you describe literature in three words?
Transportive, inspiring, fulfilling.

Is there a book you would never read? Why?
Any book by any fired employee of Trump’s Government. I couldn’t believe anything they wrote and I wouldn’t line their pockets 😁

What’s your favorite book?
 Favorite quote?
Currently my favourite book is ‘Lying In Wait’ by Liz Nugent. But my favourite quote of all time, ‘Close your mouth there, Mrs O’Leary – the birds will start nesting in it.’ ‘The Snapper’ by Roddy Doyle.

EBooks or paper print?
My heart screams paper print but Ebooks are handy.

What inspires you?
Everything.

Imagine you were given the opportunity to meet a book character in real life. Who would that be?
Moll Flanders

Please explain.
Because she was one of very few women celebrated for their tenacity, wit and courage as far back as the 1700’s.

What’s your worst nightmare?
Having to give up writing.

The best decision of your life was?
Leaving the stage.

I can’t wait to read your next book. Are you currently working on a project? Is there any release date to reveal?
I’m currently working on the follow up to ‘The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.’ It focuses on five key days in the two years following Rabbit’s death. I won’t know the release date for a while yet.

 

 

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