-What book and/or experience made you want to be a writer?
As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved to write. I’ve always had millions of ideas floating about my head and, a few years ago, I finally got the courage to start writing a book. My first novel, Russian Dolls, was published earlier this year, in March. Book two of the same series, Ruby Heart is hot of the press.
-What genre(s) do you write?
It’s a crime novel — private detective story, to narrow it down — in the New Adult collection.
Book title and 1-2 sentence blurb.
The title is Ruby Heart; it’s the second installment in my ongoing Neve & Egan series. London, today’s time: two private detectives have just opened their PI Agency. They’re low on cash, clients are hard to come by… their hopes lift up when a new client hires them to find a mysterious necklace that was stolen from her.
(Optional) Include up to ten lines from the book.
Life isn’t always like it is in books and films, so why should the job of PI be so?
Our flat: raided — my life: threatened — me: homeless… and it’s only Tuesday.
I’ll concede that entering the local hangout of a street gang on your own, when you’re a twenty-four year old girl armed with a bottle of pepper-spray and a lot of good will may not be the most intelligent plan ever. True.
I hate wearing skirts and dresses and very rarely do it of my own free will and there I am… minutes away from certain death, in a denim dress and low-cut denim Converse trainers. Talk about the universe having one last laugh at the expense of dear old me.
-For other aspiring writers, any tips?
Never give up! A writer’s life is a difficult life. It’s made up of loneliness, grammar terror, editing overdoses. But, the feeling you get when you open the parcel which contains the proof of your next book makes it all worth it.
-What’s your favorite book/genre to read?
I enjoy Heroic Fantasy and Urban Fantasy a lot. It’s far from what I write, and allows me to really disconnect from reality; it’s my little daily breath of fresh air.
-What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
(Book, short story, scene, etc.)
There’s a little something I published last year titled 5 Seconds of Joy and the Aftermath: A Short Story of Nearly Nothing. I wrote it tiny piece by tiny piece over 5 years. It’s a strange story, a man’s last seconds of life… almost nothing, yet quite a lot. I treasure this booklet and love every line of it.
Originally posted @ Kit’ N Kabookle