Hi guys! If everything works out, this is going to be a semi-regular feature on my blog, and I’m really excited to get it going. 😀
A little over a week ago, I received an email from an author’s personal assistant asking about a review copy (which I accepted) and also said that if I wanted, the author would love to participate in an interview. And now here I am! Like I said, I’m really excited about this.
So, without further ado…
What made you decide you wanted to be a writer? How old were you?
There wasn’t really one deciding moment where I knew I wanted to be a writer. I started to become serious about writing when I was 13 years old and started a novel I never got around to finishing.
How long does it take for you to write a book?
Never Mind My Thigh Gap is my first novel and took an incredibly long time to write as I was studying for my GCSEs and A Levels at the time. This book took just under 2 years to write, but I plan on writing my next novels much quicker.
Would you say you have any writing quirks? If so, what are they?
I’d say that I’m very good at creating distinguishable, likable characters.
Where do you get inspiration for your books?
My inspiration for Never Mind My Thigh Gap was a modelling competition I took part in to help my body confidence when I was 16 years old. Alice’s story is very much fictional, but her journey was inspired by real events. I think that experience plays a very key role when writing my books, even the ones I have planned over the next few years are in some way based on my own experience of being a teenager.
What are some of your hobbies other than writing?
I’m a book addict, but that comes with the author’s package. I’m pretty addicted to films and have an addiction for watching zombie-based TV shows and films that I can’t quite explain.
What do you think is the most important element of a good story? Why?
I think good stories are the ones that readers can identify with. Whether the story is on body image, mental illness, or love, my favourite books have always been the ones that some part of me relates to.
And that wraps up my first author interview! 😀
Did you like this? Do you think I should continue doing these? I’d love to know! 🙂