Rocker Ben Wilde and his bride Lisa return from honeymoon to find a cuckoo in the nest and a surprise European tour in the diary. With the honeymoon cut short, at least they can rely on good neighbours, new arrivals Nigel and Rosemary Bradshaw…can’t they? But next door, the Bradshaw’s harbour their own secrets; will Rosemary’s grim suspicions be confirmed?
Suburbia – dull and ordinary? In Eden Hill, there’s no such thing.
Eden Interrupted is the fabulous sequel to Seeking Eden, and perfectly captures the secrets, lies and shenanigans of lives in the suburbs. Perfect for fans of Fiona Gibson, Marian Keyes, and Sheila O’Flanagan.
When and where do you prefer to write?
– Mostly in the mornings and sometimes at night, too – it’s at these times my mind and creativity are at their most supple. I always write at home: I’m wedded to my glass trestle desk and my lovely, faithful laptop.
Do you have a certain ritual?
– I walk my dog for an hour every morning and use the time for plotting and planning. As soon as I get home, I make a mug of frothy coffee and check out what’s new on Facebook and Twitter; then I start writing and stick with it until lunchtime, with varying degrees of success.
Is there a drink or some food that keeps you company while you write?
– Coffee, water, bananas – and when I’m low on energy, digestive biscuits!
What is your favourite book?
– Oh, I couldn’t call it, but favourites include Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
Would you consider writing a different genre in the future?
– Absolutely. I’m currently working on my first psychological thriller, which is very challenging and a complete departure from the Eden books.
Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
– I think it’s impossible for writers not to be influenced by real people. But have I slavishly written about someone and just changed the name? No – and I don’t plan to either. There’s more than a smattering of me in several of my characters – including the men!
Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
– I’ve always got scraps of paper in my bag and have been known to make notes on Post-Its, bus tickets, napkins and postcards. My favourite notebook lives beside my bed as I often wake up full of ideas and new dialogue.
Which genre do you not like at all?
– Sci-Fi…sorry, I have great respect for authors who write about space and other worlds, but it’s just not for me.
If you had chance to co-write a book, whom would it be with?
– I’d love to write a thriller with Kelly Florentia – I admire her style, we both love drama and I think our approach to writing is similar, too. I’d also love a crack at police procedural – someone with an inside track, like Lynda La Plante or Cara Hunter.
If you were to travel to a foreign country for research, where would you go and why?
– I’d spend a summer in Tuscany. My current work in progress is set there and it’s twenty years since I was last in Italy, soaking up its breath-taking landscape and all those atmospheric medieval towns and villages.
Thank you, Beverley Harvey and Love Books Group Tours.
About the author
For almost thirty years Beverley Harvey has worked in the communications industry. Beverley (Bev to her friends) recently swapped PR campaigns for plot lines and completed her first novel; she continues to supply words for businesses across several sectors. When not writing or reading, Bev enjoys listening to rock and indie music, cooking, baking, and keeping fit. An animal lover she is inspired by nature, art and life’s daily trials and tribulations. Born in Yorkshire, and raised in South London, Beverley now lives in Chichester with her partner.