Who would be your ideal man?
No, please, take a minute to think about this... Okay, no need. :-) I can see the appeal. I loved him in Catch and Release.
When I was a teenager I wanted to marry Adam Ant or Simon Le Bon, and I wasn’t really bothered which. Either would have done, although, I did lean more towards Simon Le Bon after a particularly brilliant Duran Duran concert at Newcastle City Hall back in 1982. Falling on him at a bar opening in Whitley Bay (don’t ask) not long after that was probably not the way I’d dreamed of introducing myself to him, though…
I don't know, at least you might have made an impression? Mentally! Not physically, I mean. (Eek!)
Ah, the 80s! Not a great decade for fashion, was it? ;-) So, in the days when you were daydreaming and throwing yourself at Simon Le Bon, what did you think you wanted to be?
NO! Really? A woman who certainly knows her own mind. What a dream come true for you, then?
And when you were dreaming of being a writer, what three books would you say moulded your mind the most?
It’s difficult to pick just 3, because I adored both the Malory Towers series of books by Enid Blyton, as well as her Famous Five books. I was a huge Enid Blyton fan as a child. Her books really did transport me to another place altogether, and that’s what I loved about those stories. As kids I remember me and my friends acting out the Famous Five stories, although, to be fair, we were really only ever the Famous Four because my dog refused to join in.
Well he'll never get anywhere in showbiz!
I think those books may also be responsible for my love of ginger beer…
Lashings of it!
By the time I’d moved into my teenage years, though, that’s when I discovered a woman whose books I just adore! Jackie Collins. Just like Malory Towers and The Famous Five books transported me to a whole other world, so did Ms. Collins’ books – they drew me into a world of glamour and intrigue; pure escapism. And it was back in the 80s when I discovered her novel ‘Chances’, the first book of hers that introduced me to one of her most famous, and my favourite, character of hers, Lucky Santangelo. Some people may turn their noses up at her books, but I always have and always will love them.
Oh I can't be holding with book snobbery, Michelle, we like what we like, everyone is different and all fictional books are just means of entertainment. One person's 'great' is another's 'tedious' and that's just the way it is. A book is a book, whoever has written it and however many big words are involved. Her writing obviously moved you, ergo, good.
But you're doing particularly well at the moment, I see. The First Christmas Without You published just before Christmas and it has some fine reviews. You're great at putting the reader right in the scene they tell me. Great stuff. You can buy Michelle's novella at amzn.to/19bXGMi and I think we need a peek.
Thank you for dropping by, Michelle, it's been fun talking about Wild Boys, but I'm a Notorious chocoholic and now I'm Hungry Like the Wolf!
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