Will a blind date on the radio blossom into romance on the airwaves ?
DJ Marky Sparks is hanging onto his career by a thread – he needs a miracle. Steven Byrne has an invite to his brother’s “Couples Only” party – he needs a date. Matilda ‘Mats’ Davidson has dumped her cheating boyfriend – she doesn’t need anything.
A drunken email brings these three strangers together and changes their lives in ways they couldn’t have foreseen.
Mats Davidson has just dumped her cheating boyfriend so is less than impressed to find herself, thanks to her interfering best friend, taking part in a radio version of Blind Date barely two hours later.
Steven Byrne can’t attend his brother’s “Couples Only” engagement party without a date and is horrified to find he’s sent a drunken email to a local radio station asking for their help in finding one.
DJ Marky Sparks seizes the opportunity to add a different element to his morning breakfast show and in doing so, brings Mats and Steven together.
While the date is a success, there are no plans to meet again but DJ Sparks has other ideas. He formats a plan to bring Mats and Steven together while also, hopefully, saving his radio station and his career.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I write in my study and usually on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and at the weekend during the football season. I take summer weekends off to hang out with my hubs, Mr Mogs.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are wrting?
Yes, I do. The smallest sound annoys me and music playing in the background is a total no-no!
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
At this moment in time, it would probably be Julie Caplin. Her writing is beautiful and I love her books.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
I think I could get on rather nicely with being the villain. They do tend to have more fun even if they don’t always get away with it.
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
A lovely writer called Deric Longden who, sadly, is no longer with us. His books are very funny and I think there would have been much laughter in the room during the interview.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Usually in my bed at the end of the day but Moggy Towers has recently acquired a new gazebo and I’ve been hiding away in there the last few weeks.
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
Slobbed out on the sofa, playing silly games on Facebook and a boxset on the TV.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
Disbelief! I know it’s my book because my name is on it but my brain struggles to accept that it’s my own creation. It’s very surreal.
How do you come up with a title for your book?
With difficulty! Lol lol! Sometimes a title will just present itself and you know it’s right. Other times, finding one is like getting blood out of a stone. My ‘Lovestyle’ series came about because I just couldn’t find a title for my second book! Lazy or wot?
How do you pick a cover for your book?
Again, sometimes it’s easy – I knew exactly how I wanted the covers to look on my last two books before I even began to write them – and other times it can be a nightmare of knowing just where to start. In those cases, I give my designer some pointers and hope they know me well enough to come up with the goods. There can often be a lot of to-ing and fro-ing but we always get there in the end.
About the Author
Kiltie Jackson spent her childhood years growing up in Scotland. Most of these early years were spent in and around Glasgow although for a short period of time, she wreaked havoc at a boarding school in the Highlands.
By the age of seventeen, she had her own flat which she shared with a couple of cats for a few years while working as a waitress in a cocktail bar (she’s sure there’s a song in there somewhere!) and serving customers in a fashionable clothing outlet before moving down to London to chalk up a plethora of experiences which are now finding their way into her writing.
Once she’d wrung the last bit of fun out of the smokey capital, she moved up to the Midlands and now lives in Staffordshire with one grumpy husband and another six feisty felines.
Her little home is known as Moggy Towers even though, despite having plenty of moggies, there are no towers! The cats kindly allow her and Mr Mogs to share their home as long as the mortgage continues to be paid.
Since the age of three, Kiltie has been an avid reader although it was many years later before she decided to put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – to begin giving life to the stories in her head.
Her debut novel was released in September 2017 and her fourth book, ‘A Timeless Lovestyle’ was a US Amazon bestseller in Time Travel Romance.
Kiltie loves to write fiery and feisty female characters and puts the blame for this firmly on the doorsteps of Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables and George Kirrin from The Famous Five.
When asked what her best memories are, Kiltie will tell you:
1. Queuing up overnight outside the Glasgow Apollo to buy her Live-Aid ticket.
2. Being at Live-Aid.
3. Winning an MTV competition to meet Bon Jovi in Sweden. (Although, if Mr Mogs is in earshot, the latter is changed to her wedding day.)
Her main motto in life used to be “Old enough to know better, young enough not to care!” but thathas since been replaced with “Too many stories, not a fast enough typist!”
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Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radio-Ha-sparkling-heartwarming-romcom-ebook/dp/B0B2WNQB59
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