© Olivier Favre
I am really glad you’ve accepted my interview. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
Can you tell us a bit more about how you became a writer?
How I Lost You was written just after I had my first son. I’d been made redundant when I was on maternity leave and felt like in an instant my whole identity had disappeared. It made me wonder if I knew who I really was, and if someone in that vulnerable, exhausted state had been told by people she trusted that she had done something terrible – would she believe them? Does anyone really know what they are truly capable of when tested?
Was it difficult for the first book to find a publisher?
I have a very wonderful agent who made it look easy – although I’m sure it wasn’t!
Could you describe literature in three words?
Is there a book you would never read? Why?
Not specifically, although I did vow I wouldn’t buy the Milo Yiannopoulos book were it to be published.
What’s your favorite book?
The Harry Potter series is the one set of books I could read over and over again. I also love the book Strangers by Dean Koontz, and His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson.
My favourite quote is ‘If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all,’ Paper Towns, John Green.
EBooks or paper print?
I like e-books for ease of reading but have over 600 print books – having books in a room makes me feel calmer.
What inspires you?
Long walks with my dog. Definitely without the children though, it’s hard to be inspired with so much noise!
Imagine you were given the opportunity to meet a book character in real life. Who would that be? Please explain.
Someone like Dr Gideon Fell, Joseph Rouletabille or Hercule Poirot. I’d love to watch them at work, solving their mysteries without DNA analysis or modern technology.
What’s your worst nightmare?
Since having children all of my nightmares revolve around something happening to them, but before that my nightmare would be to be buried alive.
The best decision of your life was?
To write a book!
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 working on my fourth book called The Night She Died and it will be available November 2018.