A Young girl disappears without a trace LONDON ENGLAND:1971 A teenage boy doesn’t return home from School. These two shocking events, three decades and hundreds of miles apart prove to be inexorably linked. Amid their pain and turmoil, two broken women find the strength within themselves to fight back. Two Mothers who go to extraordinary lengths to protect their children. Valbonna, Who sacrifices everything for her child. Donna, Whose fight to find her son takes her on a dangerous journey through Italy uncovering secrets that will change her life forever.
When and where do you prefer to write?
Usually early afternoon into the evening and longer if it’s going well. On the sofa, laptop on a lap tray, coffee on lily pad table next to me, dog at my feet.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
Yes I do. I love the idea of sitting in a coffee shop all day, taking in the vibes but sadly it doesn’t work for me. Too many vibes and too much coffee.
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Either or both of my daughters. Both very artistic, literate and creative young women. I think it would be very interesting to get the perspective of two generations on the same subject.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
I’d like to be an avenger. Good or bad, no problem
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
For a book, both sets of grandparents. They lived through two world wars, experienced hardship and wealth raised seven children and had stories to tell that I was too young to appreciate at the time.
For pleasure Muhammad Ali. World class sportsman, activist writer, poet, intelligent, humorous and principled. He was “The Greatest”
Where can I find you when you are reading?
In bed or in the conservatory.
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
In a well known children’s charity shop, behind the counter, dressing the window or sorting donations
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
This feels a bit surreal.
How do you come up with a title for your book?
With great difficulty. I find it harder than writing the book.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
In collaboration with my lovely agent, and equally lovely publishers, who are kind enough to let me have an opinion. Lots of emails to and fro until everyone’s happy.
Thank you, Linda Falco and Zooloo’s Book Tours
About the author
Linda was born in Forest Gate in the East End of London and grew up in one of London’s leafy suburbs. The second of four children, raised by wonderful parents following the best traditions of an Italian family – in a house full of love and happiness, respect and spaghetti.
She studied fashion design at The London College of Fashion and worked in partnership with her sister in a bespoke bridal wear business for some years before running away to live the dream in Lanzarote, making hay and carnival costumes in the sunshine.
When she woke up, she returned to England and the theatre, supervising and designing for shows from Shakespeare to Pantomime and loving every minute.
She now lives in Hertfordshire with two gorgeous daughters and a scruffy dog
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