Today, my recent interview with the good people at the Struggling Authors website went live. Some really interesting questions and, perhaps more importantly, the announcement of what I think is a fantastic If I Never-related competition. Trust me, you really don’t want to miss it!
Below is an interview-taster. To read more and for your chance to enter the simply splendiferous, stupendous and utterly stunning competition (I’m not over-egging it, am I?), click on the link below.
Your first book, If I Never, is out now and doing very well. Is there anything about the book you want to tell us that’s not in the blurb?
Well, funnily enough, yes! The first thing that struck me when I read the blurb (which I didn’t actually write), was how successfully it gave a sense of what the central elements of the plot were. But, of course, given the limited space, it simply couldn’t mention the way in which I tried to break a few rules and write the kind of novel that plays with convention. Something that most readers have grasped quite readily is the fact that, in places, I quite deliberately push it as far as I can — layering plot and character, adding twist after twist and generally having a great deal of fun in the process. In some ways, I have to admit, I was sticking two fingers up at those who had told me in the past that a novel has to be written a certain way. I wanted the plot structure to suggest the unpredictable, unrelenting nature of life and, fortunately, the vast majority have the seemed to understand that.
To read more and enter the completely unmissable competition, click here!
A sample chapter of If I Never can be read here.
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