About The Book
A knight in a shining camper van!
Life is far from picture perfect for food photographer, Emilie Roberts. Not only has her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, he’s also stolen her dream assignment to beautiful Venice! Instead, Emilie is heading to the wind-swept Cornish coast…
Emilie doesn’t think it can get any worse – until disaster strikes on the very first day! And there’s only one man to rescue this damsel in distress: extremely hunky surfing instructor, Matt Ashby.
Racing from shoot to shoot in a bright orange vintage camper van, Matt isn’t the conventional knight in shining armour – but can he make all of Emilie’s fairy tale dreams come true?
About Daisy James
Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. Her husband and young son were willing samplers of her baking creations which were triple-tested for her debut novel, The Runaway Bridesmaid. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks, especially if they have given any of the recipes in her book a whirl… photos are very welcome.
Q&A with Daisy James
A huge thank you to Kelly for having me as a guest on her lovely blog. I can’t believe that my fourth book is about to be published. There’s Something About Cornwall is due out now and I’m super excited. For me, Cornwall evokes carefree summer holidays spent running in the dunes, eating sand-covered sandwiches and sheltering from the wind and rain behind a windbreak. Curiously, my sisters and I never seemed to notice the cold!
When I start writing a brand new story, along with the plot and the characters, I love researching the location where all the action and drama will take place. Consequently, I make sure to choose a place I want to spend a lot of time in. My debut novel – The Runaway Bridesmaid – was set in New York and I loved immersing my thoughts in all things Manhattan. My next book is set in Greece and as I look out of the window this dark February morning I can dream of the warm sunshine, the clear blue sky and the smell of baked earth all to the tune of the cicadas.
1. Describe yourself using three words?
Friendly, talkative, loyal
2. What inspired you to write your first novel?
I’ve written stories for many years, but my first novel was inspired by an unexpectedly extended holiday in New York where we had gone to celebrate a milestone birthday. Hurricane Sandy caused every flight out to be delayed and everything was shut down. We were holed up in the hotel so I decided to start writing a full-length novel set in the city. The Runaway Bridesmaid was born.
3. What time of day do you like to write?
I find that I’m most creative in the mornings. I, therefore, try to write as much as I can before lunch and then spend the afternoons editing.
4. What is your favourite book and why?
Gosh, it’s really hard to pick just one book! Can I pick a genre? My favourite genre is travel memoir. I love reading all those stories about intrepid travellers who go off on long arduous journeys, or those brave adventurers who buy a shack in the middle of nowhere (usually in sunny climes) and wrestle with all manner of difficulties, from getting building work done to speaking the language. I’ve just finished reading Snowball Oranges by Peter Kerr and immediately wanted to take a trip to Majorca.
5. How did you pick the title of your book?
Settling on a title for a book is sometimes almost as difficult as writing the first chapter! I write down the key events in the story and then bounce around ideas until one pops out!
6. Are the characters in your book based on real people?
Funny you should ask that. Usually, the answer would be a very definite no. However, in There’sSomething About Cornwall there are two real people playing cameo roles. A fellow romance author TA Williams features as… well, as a romance author. Also, there’s a theme running through the book of artisan beverages made in the county and there’s a distillery in Cornwall that makes Cornish Pastis and the owner – Tarquin Leadbetter – agreed to be featured too.
7. What your favourite word?
8. If you were a colour what would it be?
Light blue, the colour of a summer sky.
9. Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?
I’m definitely a plotter. I like to know the beginning, the middle and the end before I start although sometimes the story takes on a life of its own and I have no choice but to go with the flow.
10. Who is your favourite Author?
That’s such a difficult question to answer. I prefer to say I have a favourite genre – mentioned above!
11. Are you working on a new project?
I’m currently working on my summer release set in Greece. I’ve also started to plan my Christmas novel.
12. Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?
I’m not sure yet. Last year I took part in the Newcastle Book Festival which was fun. It’s little early to know whether the organisers are planning a repeat presentation from romance authors.
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