Friend and fellow author, Noelle Clark, has nominated me in her list of Liebster Award winners. What this means, is that I have to display the badge, plus answer some questions. Then I'm supposed to nominate some other authors to go through the same process. So, thank you, Noelle, for this award. Much appreciated.
- Which fictional character would you most fancy having a fling with and why? On the assumption I wasn’t married and wanted a fling, it would probably be with Luca, hero of my novella, One Night in Sorrento. He’s Italian, rides a motorbike and has a good heart, despite his bad boy appearance. Turns out he has a very good job too!
- Do you have a favourite type of character? My favourite type has to be quick-witted and have a sense of humour. I can handle some angst but not too much.
- Apart from writing, what are you most passionate about? Family, social justice and travelling
- What are you working on right now? I’ve just sent my latest book to one of my two new publishers, Entangled Publishing, so I’m working on plotting ideas for my next romantic suspense with them. I’m also waiting for first edits on “Betting on the Boss” to arrive, my first book out with Escape Publishing.
- You’ve been shipwrecked on a desert island, what book can’t you be without? “How to Survive on a Desert Island” by I. M. A. Survivor! Or else “Pride and Prejudice”!
- Who is your favourite author and why? Margaret Atwood for “The Handmaid’s Tale”. She journeys along little used paths and asks ‘what if this happened’, then heads off to explore the possibilities.
- Are you a plotter or a pantser? A plotting panster aka organic writer trying to learn more about good plotting!
- Have you been known to ‘torture’ a character and if so why? Not torture per se. I’m a wimp and want to kiss their hurts better. However, I’m picking up bigger rocks to hurl at my characters with each new book and one day, one of them is going to get caught in an avalanche. Seriously!
- Do you remember your favourite childhood book? Enid Blyton’s “The Faraway Tree”. I always wanted to ride that slippery slide!
- Have you ever cried over a book? If so, which one? A number of times. Most recently, Annie Seaton’s “Hot Rock”.
- Do you prefer sweet or angsty? Somewhere in between. Too much angst and it can feel unreal. Like most things, in moderation, it’s great!
- Is there anything you do particularly to get inspiration for writing? TRAVEL!!!!! Old movies, songs, musicals also offer stimulus that gets me going, and Pinterest is great for settings etc. I pin to boards for each book as I work on it. http://www.pinterest.com/susannebellamy/
Who shall I nominate for the Leibster Award?
Annie Seaton, Efthalia Pegios, Anna Campbell, Louise Roberts, Elizabeth Ellen Carter