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Lizzie’s Daughters ~ Rosie Clarke ~ @Aria_Fiction #QA #Giveaway

 

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LONDON 1958. Lizzie Larch battles to keep her daughters safe and out of harm’s reach. Perfect for the fans of Nadine Dorries and Lyn Andrews.

Lizzie adores her beautiful and clever daughters and will do anything for them. Both possess a wonderful creative flair but have fiercely different characters. Betty, the eldest, is headstrong like Lizzie’s first husband whilst Francie is talented and easily influenced.

When Betty runs away after an argument with Sebastian, heartbreak and worry descend on the family.

At great risk to her health, Lizzie finds herself pregnant but is determined to give Sebastian the son they craved.

Sebastian meanwhile is plunged into a dangerous overseas mission using his old contacts to track Betty to Paris and to the lair of the rogue that seduced her.

Consumed with guilt, can Sebastian right the wrongs of the past and finally unite his family and friends?

My Q&A with Rosie Clarke

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Please tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your publishing journey. 

Rosie Clarke is happily married and lives in a small Cambridgeshire village with her husband.  She has now written well over 150 books under various names, which you can find at www.lindasole.co.uk and news of Rosie Clarke at www.rosieclarke.co.uk

Rosie has been writing for about 30 years now and has been successful with various genres but Lizzie’s Secret was a best seller at amazon and is one of her most successful and these books are what she really enjoys writing these days.  In the past she has written quite a few historical romances as Anne Herries and other sagas as Linda Sole and Cathy Sharp.  The books based in London’s East End that she is now engaged in writing are very close to her heart and evoke memories of a childhood spent with Grandma and Uncle Tom in one of the suburbs and many trips into the city for pantomimes, visits to Petticoat Lane and the Mall after the coronation, Princess Margaret’s wedding and other events. She well remembers seeing the scars of the war, bombed-out sites where the grass was growing through that still needed clearing, and the shortages and rationing that followed.

Describe yourself using three words?

Happy ~ Wife ~ Author

What inspired you to write your first novel?  

I’ve always loved making up stories and was at a stage in my life when I needed something to keep my mind occupied because my beloved dog was unwell.  Being an avid reader of romance at that time I wrote a historical romance that was eventually published as The Witch Child, under the name of Lynn Granville.

What time of day do you like to write?

I prefer mornings because that’s when I am fresher and able to sit at my computer for several hours.  However, I read through what I’ve written in bed so perhaps that’s work too, though it always seems like pleasure.

What is your favourite book and why?

Of my own books I think probably I like Lizzie’s Secret best so far but when it comes to other authors there’s so many to choose from: For years I’ve said that Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is my favourite book and it still comes high on the list, but there are so many other books I enjoy and recently one of the authors I’ve most enjoyed has been Matthew Harffy.  He writes excellent books on Saxon England.  The Serpent Sword is the first in a wonderful series. I really enjoy this series of books because this author brings the period to life in a way that is easily understood even if like me you only know a smattering of the history.  His hero becomes real as the series progresses and so he is one of the authors I would rate with my favourites.

How did you pick the title of your book?

Lizzie’s Daughters is the third in a series of books set in WW11 and it took a lot of consultations with my agent and publisher to decide what the first book should be.  We tried things like Hats Off for Lizzie Larch!  and Stylish Hats and Broken Hearts, lots of different ones that were liked but not quite right and then I thought of Lizzie’s Secret and everyone approved.  After that it was easy enough to go on with Lizzie’s War and now Lizzie’s Daughters.

Are the characters in your book based on real people?  

No, not in whole, though every character I write has some basis in an observation I’ve made of someone.  A lot of them have my opinions and some have characteristics of people I know.

What’s your favourite word?  

Love

If you were a colour what would it be?  

Yellow

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

I know how it starts, how it ends and bits all the way through, but the rest comes as I write.

Who is your favourite Author?  

I have a list of favourites.  Elizabeth Gill in sagas, also Carol Rivers, Nadine Dorries.  In ancient history, Matthew Harffy.  In Regency Georgette Heyer.  In mysteries, Anita Davidson.  They are the books I mainly read, though I try lots of other authors. Often I find a new author when her book is sold for 99p on amazon and then, if I love the book, I go back and buy everything she or he has written.

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?

Scarlet O’ Hara, Gone With the Wind, because I admire her guts for doing whatever she has to, to protect her family and the land she loves.

Beobrand, The Serpent Sword, because he is a fierce Saxon warrior but comes over as such a real human being that you can identify with his fears and needs

Arabella, Heyer Regency of the same name, because she taught me to love bold heroines, who were enchanting and mischievous.

Sebastian Winters, from Lizzie’s Secret, because he’s the kind of male guest you need at any dinner party, guaranteed to keep all your female guests happy.

What book are you reading at the moment?

I’ve been reading the third of Anita Davidson’s mystery trilogy:  Knightsbridge Mystery

Where in the world is your happy place?

My home, in particular, my garden and my study.  I also love holidays in Spain.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

I would like to be able to stop all the terrible wars that are hurting people at the moment and restore the destroyed homes to what they were so that there were no refugees.  Unfortunately, only God could do that.

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?  

He wasn’t really a villain, though the Romans thought so.  I would like Spartacus to have taken his people away from the Roman Empire to freedom.

Are you working on a new project?  

Yes, I have a wonderful new series called The Mulberry Lane series.  The first is The Girls of Mulberry Lane and that is available in August we hope.  I am working on the second at the moment, probably title A Wedding at Mulberry Lane, but that is not yet fixed as the book isn’t finished.  After that, there are others planned about this community in London set in WW11.

Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?  

Not at the moment, I’m afraid.  I was recently on Radio Cambridgeshire and I tweet fairly often but that’s about it. What I can tell you is that the Lizzie books are coming out in mass market paperback over the next few months and Lizzie’s Secret is already in hardback, which means it can be borrowed from the library.

Thank you so much for giving me space on your blog and I hope your readers will enjoy the frank answers to your questions.  Best wishes, Rosie

Thank you, Rosie Clarke and Aria Books for being on my blog today.

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LONDON 1938. A gritty, heart-warming and wholesome drama about two girls united in friendship and tested in love. Perfect for the fans of Katie Flynn and Nadine Dorries.

Lizzie Larch is a twenty-year-old hatmaker in London’s East End. She is happy and popular, but she carries a secret. Seven years ago she was viciously attacked and recovered in a private sanatorium where she miscarried a child.

Lizzie has no memory of the night of the attack, but secrets cannot stay secret for long. When she starts courting her boss’s nephew, shocking revelations surface, and threaten to destroy their newfound happiness.

Set in the East End of London at the dawn of World War II, Lizzie’s Secret is about how ordinary people learn to survive – and triumph – through hardship and tragedy.

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My Husbands Wives @gerhogan @Aria_Fiction #Q&A #SneakPeak

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Better to have loved and lost, than never loved.

Paul Starr, Irelands leading cardiologist dies in a car crash with pregnant young women by his side.

United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all.

The love they shared for Paul in his life and which incensed a feeling of mistrust and dislike for each other, in his death turns into the very thing that bonds them and their children to each other forever.

As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul’s death proves to be the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.

My Q&A with Faith Hogan

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Faith Hogan was born in Ireland.  She gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway.  She has worked as a fashion model, an event’s organiser and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, children and a very fat cat called Norris.

She was a winner in the 2014 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair – an international competition for emerging writers.

Her debut novel, ‘My Husband’s Wives,’ is a contemporary women’s fiction novel set in Dublin. It will be published by Head of Zeus on 4th of May 2017 in Ireland and is available in all good book shops. She is currently working on her next novel.  

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Follow Faith on Twitter at @gerhogan or like her on Facebook.comFaithhoganauthor/ or, if you’re really interested, you can catch up with her on www.faithhogan.com

Describe yourself using three words?

Just three?  Mammy, Wife, Writer-Reader!

What inspired you to write your first novel?  

I’ve always written, but getting around to writing a novel took time – in the end a forced stay in bed when I was pregnant with my twins meant I no longer had an excuse not to! And once I started, there was no stopping me!

What time of day do you like to write?

I tend to write in the mornings – but any time is good, so long as the WiFi is switched off!

What is your favorite book and why?

It’s probably Ivanhoe – because it has everything and I think no matter how many times you read it – there’s always something new in there!

How did you pick the title of your book?

Full credit goes to my publisher on that one – she had the title before I even signed the contract!

Are the characters in your book based on real people?  

No – I think books are much too tame! Seriously, most characters develop on the page, they grow as I write, they can start off as one thing, but evolve into very different people as their journey continues – a bit like us, really.

What’s your favourite word?  

‘Friday’ is pretty nice!

If you were a colour what would it be?  

It would probably be something earthy, creative and positive – I do like green – so maybe India Green?

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

I tend to have an outline before I start – that involves sitting for a while staring in to space – oh yes, and making cups of coffee and eating biscuits!

Who is your favourite Author?  

Gosh – again, just one???  At the moment I’m reading the Chilbury Ladies Choir and enjoying that so this week, it’s Jennifer Ryan! But honestly, there are too many to narrow down.

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?

Lizzy Bennet (Pride & Prejudice) Gloria Hatter (One Good Turn – Kate Atkinson) Bridget Jones and Miss Marple – I’d imagine that you’d either laugh with them or at them!

What book are you reading at the moment?

The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

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Where in the world is your happy place?

It has to be my own comfy chair, with a cuppa at my elbow and a book in my hand – bliss.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

I wouldn’t mind borrowing Hermione Grangers Time Turner now and again, just to fit a bit more into the week!

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?

Do you know, I think most of them get their just deserts – in real life, I’d be looking for the good, but don’t we read to escape? To live for a while in situations where everything is tied up neatly at the end?  

Are you working on a new project?  

Always….

Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?  

I’m looking forward to launching my debut paperback in Ireland in May this year – down in dear old county Mayo – details should be all over Facebook as they’re more concrete and everyone is welcome!

My Husbands Wives ~ Sneak Peak ~ Extract 

Grace Kennedy was not what Evie had imagined. Of course, she’d seen pictures of her in the Sunday papers; she always struck her as a bon vivant, glass in hand, glamourous type. She was smaller, more delicate in the flesh. Evie had imagined her taller, stronger, more garrulous, but this woman was not much over five foot, with long dark hair that gave her the appearance of a student. Her eyes were emerald sensitive orbs that seemed to reflect more than most eyes capture. They sat in dark hollows, the legacy of losing Paul; Evie knew what it was to cry over that. Her voice, low and even, was cool and compassionate at a time when others would be crazy with a mixture of grief and rage. Evie couldn’t help taking in the house. The smell of heavy dark coffee, perforated by the sea breeze and fat exotic candles lingered in the air. The hall with warm honey walls was an eclectic mix of old and new, antiques and modern pieces, sitting harmoniously together. She couldn’t stop noticing things, like Paul’s umbrella still standing to attention in a large ceramic crock in the hall or the picture above the fireplace, the Kennedy–Starrs. They seemed the perfect family, smiling for the camera in what was obviously a posed sitting, taken less than six months earlier. Evie peered up at the portrait, tried to hide her obvious interest. She stifled a pang of something she would not acknowledge as jealousy; Paul was wearing the tie she’d bought him just last Christmas. It was wrong, it was all wrong. Perhaps Grace Kennedy was confused? The way she spoke, she called him her husband, but what about that picture? They all looked so… happy. Evie would be glad to leave the place. She knew that if she had to wait another minute she might lose the tenuous grip she had on her composure. That would be the next worst thing that could happen today. The very worst had already happened.

‘What about Delilah?’ she asked Grace. Evie caught her breath when she saw Delilah. She was a striking mix of Paul and her mother; she had his height and his way of bending forward when she spoke and listened, but her hair was dark and her eyes held you far longer than you could account for. She had wanted to meet her for so long, and now today, well… anything but this. ‘You can’t just leave her.’ Evie dropped her voice, sensing that her familiarity with the child had thrown Grace somewhat. She lowered her eyes. There was no point having a fight. It was too late to make a lot of difference at this stage. ‘It could be on the news. You don’t want her to hear it when you’re not here.’ Evie shook her head. No child should have to lose a father like this, especially not a man like Paul. She was sure he would have been such a good father; if only they’d had that chance.

Grace stared at her as though there was something more to say. Evie had a feeling she wasn’t keen on her even referring to the child by name. For a moment, Evie wondered what exactly Grace believed her relationship with Paul to be. She quickly put the thought out of her head. Of course, Paul would have explained to Grace. He would have told her exactly how things were – why not, they were soulmates after all, Paul and Evie. Grace pulled a phone from her oversized soft leather bag. Evie listened as she spoke to a woman she called Una; a neighbour, she presumed. She quickly filled the woman in, nodding thoughtfully over the expressed sympathies as though they were her due and asked the woman to keep an eye on Delilah until she returned.

‘Okay, we may as well get this over with,’ Grace said after she left Delilah in the kitchen with Una, a tall blonde woman who had appeared, it seemed to Evie, before she had time to hang up the phone, giving Grace a swift hug, and then nodding silently to her.

Grace marched down the tiled path to the waiting car opposite. The officer who had already broken the news to Evie was charged with bringing them to identify Paul. The car was unmarked, the detective in plain clothes; that at least was something to be thankful for.

The drive from Howth to Dublin seemed to go too fast and, still, it felt to Evie as if this day would never end. The journey was silent. Evie’s mind was a muddled warren; she remembered glimpsing great hulking bridges turned to bulky stone dragons, forever crossing black water, never getting to the other side. She couldn’t remember if she had breakfast, dinner or tea. She couldn’t remember if she heard the radio news, or sat and considered life while the bells rang out above the village from the Church of the Assumption. All she was aware of was the sound of the gulls, jeering her from across the bay. She’d changed into her tweed suit. It was light grey, probably too warm for today. But it deepened the colour of her eyes, straightened her stride and made her feel there was purpose to her movements.

‘Well, we’re here,’ the officer said with a forced geniality neither of the women could feel. It felt as though they were in the hospital’s belly, though they hadn’t descended any stairs that Evie could remember. There were no views here, none worth hacking out a window for, it seemed. They made their way to what passed for a chapel of prayer, but Evie suspected that it was a place kept only for the dead. The youngster who showed them through had been respectful. She asked them to wait. They needed someone else, someone more official for this business. In a small room, an antechamber more than a waiting room, Evie sat with Grace while a clock ticked noisily overhead.

‘This is going to be hard,’ Grace said needlessly and Evie thought, for just a fleeting moment, that she was glad she was not alone. They walked together, stood composed above the long and narrow form that lay beneath the heavy starched sheet.

‘He looks…’ Evie sought the word, but it eluded her.

‘Peaceful?’ Grace twirled a strand of her long dark hair between nervous fingers. There were no prayers, no sign of the cross from either woman. Evie did not believe in that mumbo jumbo. ‘Maybe, he’s gone to somewhere better?’

‘Maybe.’ Evie stopped herself from adding that, in her opinion, it could not have got much better for him than what they had all those years ago, and he knew it too. They stood for a while, taking in his face. He had transformed into a younger version of himself, the lines and cares and stresses waxed away from his brow. Hard to imagine, one sharp blow and it was all over. She almost envied him. The life he chose, the life she pushed him into, had led to this, where at least he seemed to get some peace. She turned on her soft kitten heels, nodded to the official summoned to take her signature. ‘Yes. It’s him; it’s my husband. Paul Starr.’

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Last Witness @CarysJAuthor @Aria_Fiction #QA

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The page-turning sequel to the best-selling psychological thriller Wrong Number. With her husband gone and his legacy in her hands, Amanda Thorne is hell-bent on revenge. Amanda Thorne is on a mission to avenge her husband. Restoring his honour and protecting his legacy will be dangerous, but she will not rest until all those who have hurt her loved-ones have been dealt with. Her only option is to go undercover in the murky world of the gang kingpin McAllister. So, with her loyal companion Shane by her side, she heads back to Scotland to finish what they started. McAllister’s world is one of seedy nightclubs, drug deals, and beautiful women, but he is a hard man to get close to. As Amanda gets deeper and deeper into his dangerous world, what secrets from the past will come back to haunt her, and will she be able to protect the last witness to the truth? A compelling, heart-stopping thriller which you won’t be able to put down. . .

My Q&A with Carys Jones

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Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader’s imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.

Describe yourself using three words?

Small, crazy, caring.

What inspired you to write your first novel?  

I wanted to write a story with heart. I’d spent years saying I would and then at 23 I was really well, due to a surgical complication I was on long term leave from work so suddenly had all this free time and writing was a welcome distraction from what was going on with my body.

What time of day do you like to write?

In the morning after breakfast.

What is your favourite book and why?

The Little House on the Prairie. My Mum gave me her copy of it to read when I was a little girl. I loved the connection of us both turning the same pages and also the way the story transported me away from rain soaked England to the wide open prairies of America. It felt magical.

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How did you pick the title of your book?

With Last Witness I can take no credit, the awesome team at Aria came up with it.

Are the characters in your book based on real people?  

No, never. I think that’s a dangerous game to play.

What’s your favourite word?  

Cellar Door. It’s two words, I know. Blame my love of the movie Donnie Darko (from which I’ve stolen my selection).

If you were a colour what would it be?  

The brightest shade of pink.

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

I plan out absolutely everything.

Who is your favourite Author?  

I’m a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and John Green. I love stories that pack an emotional punch.

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You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?

Dracula so that he’d turn me into a vampire and I can become immortal. Yay. Shane from Last Witness to see if he lives up to how I’d imagined him to be. Fiver from Watership Down so that I could adopt him and give him a nice, comfortable life like he deserves and finally Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights as I’ve always had a bit of a literary crush on him.pic_detail52dc13e6ea8cf

What book are you reading at the moment?

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and its so much fun. If you love anything 80s related you need to read it.

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Where in the world is your happy place?

Disneyland. When I can’t get there my pink writing room. It’s crammed full of Disney stuff.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

Teleportation. Think of all the time I could save and the places I could go!

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?  

Ooh. Tough one. I think most villains tend to deserve the endings they get… If Dracula counts as villain I’d let him have a happy ending since at the aforementioned dinner party he did give me eternal life so I feel like I owe him.

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Are you working on a new project?  

I am. I’m working on two really exciting projects at the moment. I can’t really say anymore at this point sadly.

Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?  

Not that I can think of but I always update my social media sites with news of any events I’m involved in.

You can purchase your copy of Last Witness here: Amazon UK

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Fatal Crossing @LoneTheils @ArcadiaBooks #QA

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When a picture of two Danish girls who disappeared on a boat bound for England in 1985 emerges many years later in an old suitcase from a British second-hand dealer, the journalist Nora Sand’s professional curiosity is immediately awakened.But before she knows it, she is mixed up in the case of a serial killer who is serving a life sentence in a notorious prison and the quest to discover the truth about the missing girls may be more dangerous that she had ever imagined…

My Q&A with Lone Theils

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I was a London-correspondent for a Danish national newspaper in London and I absolutely loved my job, covering anything from politics to culture and all the things in between.

In 2014 I sent my script to a Danish publisher. They loved it so much that they flew over just one week after to take me out to dinner and ask me to sign a contract. 

It changed my life completely. 

My debut became a solid bestseller in Denmark and has been sold in translation to 16 countries. 

I am now making a living as an author and just finished my fourth crime novel. After 16 years in the UK, I have moved to Copenhagen but London is still home. In my heart and also where my heroine, the kickboxing journalist Nora Sand has her home from which she solves crimes.

Describe yourself using three words?

Danish, kickboxing, ex-journalist 

 What inspired you to write your first novel?

A true story. Two Danish girls had been photographed by a convicted serial killer from California and when police found the photos among his possessions decades later they had to ask the press to help identify the girls so they could discover if they were alive or had fallen prey to him. In reality the girls were found safe and well, but it gave me the idea for my story. I changed the scenery to the UK, as this is my second home country after living here for 16 years and I wanted to share my love of it with the readers. 

 What time of day do you like to write?

I try to strive to have some routine, so I try to start the writing right after I have had my morning swim in the ocean (I do this all year round, even in the Danish Winter). I come home, have breakfast and coffee and then I start writing. Some days are better than others, but when I am on a writing streak I can write even late in the night. I like the solitude of the night.

 What is your favourite book and why?

It is really hard for me to pick on a single book, as I love reading. One of the most memorable books I have read in a long time is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I really blew me away. I am very very fond of John le Carré and read everything from his hand with a deep pleasure which has only deepened as I have gotten to know the quirks of the Brits close up by living in London. When it comes to crime novels, I have a range of favourites, by if I have to mention a few, it would be Belinda Bauer, Mo Hayder and Irish Tana French.

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 How did you pick the title of your book?

The Danish title didn’t quite work in English, so I mulled over this for a long time without finding any satisfactory solution. Then I got a brilliant translator (Charlotte Barslund) and shortly after I had asked her how to solve the problem, she came up with seven-eight suggestions. I think Fatal Crossing was number four and I loved it the moment I saw it. So it was pure gut feeling in the end.

 Are the characters in your book based on real people?

No. They are more of a merge between reality and my imagination. On purpose, I never researched anything about the real killer from California, because I wanted to make the story my own. Having said that, Nora Sand also happen to be a kickboxing journalist living in London who loves to listen to Nina Simone. So there is that. Andreas´s look is based on a guy that I once had a crush on, but he has a completely different personality. But the characters could be real. They are, as is my dialogue based on my skills as a journalist in observing the reality.

 What’s your favourite word?

Orgasmic. We don’t have that in Danish and I am pretty jealous. Hedgehog and peculiar are also on my top three.

 If you were a colour what would it be?

I want to say turquoise as that is my favorite colour and have some complexity to it with the q and the mix between green and blue. But the truth is I am probably more of a purple kind of person. And I almost always wear black.

 Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

When I start I have what I call the core, which means I have some idea of why, who, what when it comes to the central crime in the novel. But putting it all down on yellow post-it notes just makes it seem too much like office work. So the rest of the time I go with the flow. Sometimes that means I end up killing people that I did not know would end up dead, to begin with, but that is, as they say, an occupational hazard.

 Who is your favourite Author?

John le Carré. I don’t know what these people in the Nobel committee are waiting for. He is the greatest writer in our time if you ask me.

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If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?

That is a tricky one. One of the satisfactions of crime writing is that villains end up with punishment and justice is served. But if I really have to pick one, I would probably, staying in the vein of le Carré, hope that Karla – the Russian opponent of Smiley, at least got to see his daughter and had some kind of decent life in the West after being forced to leave his life in Moscow by the cleverness of Smiley. Maybe with a happy ending, we could put him in a lovely little cottage in Cornwall and have him doing the daily shop in Waitrose.

Are you working on a new project?

Yes. A few actually. I just finished doing a crime novel for DR (the Danish equivalent of BBC) and that has resulted in a book as well. It is called 87 seconds, which refers to the time it takes the brain to force you to try to breathe under water. Which means you drown. I have just handed in the first draft of Nora Sand novel number three, which is also inspired by a real crime case from London, and I am starting to ponder what is next for Nora. On a more off-beat note, I have had the honour to be asked by the Danish Donald Duck magazine to write an outline for a crime story for them. If you ask my nieces it does not get cooler than this. Ever.

 Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?

Yes. I am taking part in a Nordic Noir event on the 22nd May at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. I also have a number of events coming up in September and October including Noirwich festival and an event at the Free Word Centre in Clerkenwell.

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