Welcome, Erin. Pull up a chair. So as a romance writer, you must have a pretty good picture in your head of your ideal man?
Yeah, yeah. Me too; never even think about another chap ;-) Go on...
– but if you’re asking..! Ideal voice would be Patrick Stewart. His splendid Shakespearean baritone would make even mundane sentences like “Is the milk gone off?” sound epic and glorious. And for brains let’s go Professor Brian Cox – because I always want to learn more about science and he could teach me! But definitely not his voice over Patrick’s – Brian Cox always sounds a little like he’s pinched his balls in his fly zipper.
Ha! But not an image I really want to dwell upon. ;-) Moving on... So if you've got your ideal man already in tow, how did you arrive at this destination? Care to tell us about any embarrassing stops along the way? Maybe from your teenage years?
And there we have it!
I still feel giggly whenever I see David Duchovny anywhere – and I have a framed THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE poster in my study.
Gold! Let me have a look... Nice!
No, I always wanted to be a writer, but I think at the age of eleven I thought I was going to write film scripts! Later on, in my teens, this morphed into an interest in becoming a television scriptwriter, because writing episodes for serial shows just seemed like having a job writing fanfiction, which at the time appealed to me greatly!
What about what you wanted to read?
I always loved anything Enid Blyton, but particular favourites were The Twins at St Clares, or Malory Towers. I upset my family by telling them I wished that I went to a boarding school. I didn’t mean I wanted to live apart from them per say, I just felt like I was missing out on all the midnight feast/mystery solving fun.
Yes, that seems quite common. Our poor parents! Anything else?
A bit cheaty, as I would still say she is one of my favourite authors, but anything that Tamora Pierce writes! I devoured her ‘Tortall series’ as a teen and to this day I think they are my desert island books. Finally, a little obvious, but the Harry Potter series. I was exactly the same age as Harry and co for the first four books so I am of the true, original Potter generation, who had to face the excruciating and unbearable wait between books. Years later I bought all seven paperbacks for my younger sister for her birthday, and felt like I should peter them out to her – one a year! – so she got a similar experience to the one I’d had. I ended up not being that cruel…
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