When downtrodden checkout assistant Bonnie Green receives a letter from a mysterious uncle, she can hardly believe her eyes.
Gifted a hundred-year lease on a famous cafe situated in the middle of a mythical theme park, Bonnie sets off with her best friend Debbie on an adventure to a hidden valley in the Lake District where they will find new friendship, love, and happiness, all set against the magic of Christmas … and more marshmallows than they can possibly eat….
– When and where do you prefer to write?
I start writing early in the mornings (4-5am) in a quiet room with only the cat for company. I can’t write when anyone is around. It’s too distracting.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
At the moment I put the coffee on, then go for a quick run (2-3km), come back, get dressed, fix the coffee and get started.
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
Coffee. I’m a fiend for the stuff.
– What is your favourite book?
Too many to choose from!
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
Well … so far I’ve done horror, dystopian, space opera, YA fantasy, thriller, mystery, romantic suspense, comedy, sports fiction, psychological thriller, literary fiction and now Christmas romance … so I’ve covered a few already! I like the idea of doing an urban fantasy in the future, although my main genres these days are Xmas and mystery.
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
I have done in the past, but rarely.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
No, but I do have a smartphone in case I think of something.
– Which genre do you not like at all?
Erotic romance. Not my thing. Paranormal does little for me either.
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Gillian Flynn. She’s my current favorite writer.
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
I currently live in Japan, where Christmas is a non-event except for commercial reasons. I’d really love to go to Lapland or browse the northern European Christmas markets. I’m huge on the traditions and all the history involved.
Thank you, CP Ward and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
CP Ward is an author from Cornwall in the UK.