I am starting a new blog series called which books…
My first guest will be my fellow debut Helen Bridgett whose second book will be out tomorrow!
So here we go…
Which book do you wish you’d written.
Oh – any book that has sold millions then has been adapted for TV and film! It would be lovely to develop something that appealed to so many people and of course the money would come in very handy!
Which book cover have you looked at and gone that’s amazing.
I did like the red tipped pages of The Seven Lives of Evelyn Hardcastle – couldn’t stop stroking them!!
Which book character/s would you protect from the world.
I always wanted to know that Mouse from The Tales of the City series was okay and I’m currently reading Where The Crawdads Sing so I’d like to protect Kya – I don’t know what happens to her yet.
Which was the last book that broke your heart.
The only one I remember breaking my heart was Germinal by Emile Zola – it’s a pretty bleak depiction of 19th century France and the plight of the working classes. Not a cheery read by any stretch of the imagination!
Which book would you make children read.
As I loved Enid Blyton I’d say her books and The Wishing Chair and Faraway Tree are fabulous for young imaginations.
Which book would you rewrite in a different genre.
That’s a really difficult question! How about the Bridgerton series as Sci-Fi where all the handsome Dukes are actually aliens!
If you could write any genre which one would it be.
I’ve written both Rom-Com and psychological thriller now and over the course of 2021, I’ll be releasing more books in these genres. However – historical fiction does appeal as I do enjoy researching my novels so perhaps I’ll look into that.
If you could redesign any book cover which one would you choose.
I’m really not a designer so will have to pass on this one. I do know that covers are so important in attracting readers so the designers have a really important job and I applaud their skills.
Which book taught you the largest lesson about life.
There’s a line from a Barbara Kingsolver book that always sticks in my mind
“It’s the one thing we never quite get over. That we contain our own future.”
I think it might be from Flight Behaviour. I love her books and this stood out.
Which three books would you take on holiday in 2021.
Oh gosh – I am hoping that a holiday will be possible soon but can’t guess which books I’ll take until I know where or when we’ll be going! Will it be something sunny or Christmassy? Who knows? Meanwhile, I’ll stick to my reading corner at home and pretend I’m on holiday – I just need to mix a cocktail for the full effect!
When practising what you preach is easier said than done …
Professor Maxie Reddick has her reasons for being sceptical of traditional policing methods, but, in between her criminology lecturing job and her Criminal Thoughts podcast, she stays firmly on the side lines of the crime solving world.
Then a young woman is brutally attacked, and suddenly it’s essential that Maxie turns her words into actions; this is no longer an academic exercise – this is somebody’s life.
But as she delves deeper, the case takes a sickening turn, which leads Maxie to the horrifying realisation that the attack might not have been a one-off. It seems there’s a depraved individual out there seeking revenge, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it … little by little … one by one
You can keep up with all things Helen Bridgett related
Check out my Meet The Family post with Helen HERE!