100 posts! This time last year I was a Blogging Virgin. Now I’m a bit of a slag. It’s become the highlight of my week, both reading yours and writing mine. Which means either:
a) I don’t get out much b) I don’t get out much, or c) I don’t get out much
(I think it's C)
This was my first ever post. Not a single comment did it receive. I dry-heaved into my hanky for an hour and considered leaving the country. Then I cottoned on to leaving comments in order to entice readers over.
Anticipating disappointment, outrage or (worse) apathy, I was pleasantly surprised to trap some lovely Readers in my cage of blathery nonsense. I nearly threw a Comments Party, but daren't push my luck.
It’s been a real journey, as they say on bad reality TV (is there any other sort?) On the way, I’ve been given some fantastic advice from you lot, as well as from a Real Published Author and more importantly I've learned that…
Mugs CAN live without kettles The price of gravy changes with the wind You can live i…
I'm thrilled to welcome Amanda Brittany to my blog today, to talk about her debut thriller Her Last Lie.
It's been described as 'gripping with a shocking twist' and I can confirm that it is!
(It also has an amazing cover)
Which character in Her Last Lie would you like to meet? Hi Karen, thank you for inviting me to your blog. I suppose feisty Roxanne is the character I’d most like to
meet. She’s so determined to get to the bottom of things, and appears to be a
good friend to Isla. There are definitely a couple of characters in the book I
would hope never to meet.
I know the book has
several settings, which did you enjoy writing the most? I loved writing the second part of the book set in Abisko in
Sweden. I visited Abisko a couple of years back, and it was great fun bringing
the cold, bleak landscape to life, and describing the way The Northern Lights
swoop across the night skies. Are any of your
characters based on people you know? No, not at all, they all sprang from my imagi…
Today I’m delighted to welcome author, Elise Chidley to my blog. Elise has written two wonderfully warm and witty novels, The Wrong Sort of Wife and Married with Baggage, and I absolutely loved them both. Intelligent and romantic, as well as funny, they’re peopled with characters you can’t help warming to.
Elise is giving away 2 free copies of The Wrong Sort of Wife and 2 copies of the American version, Your Roots are Showing. If you’d like to leave a comment below I’ll pick the winners at random on Sunday!
So, without further ado …
Elise, when did your writing career begin?
I’ve been writing for a living since my first job as features writer with a national women’s magazine in South Africa, but I started writing fiction after my third child was born. At that stage, I was telecommuting as a staff writer for a publisher of health care magazines, writing three feature stories a week. The pressure of these deadlines, coupled with looking after three small children, was just not sustainable. …