Tired of the city, Grace Clelland returns to Blue Sands, the quiet Cornish seaside village where she grew up. There she will meet old flames and old friends, rekindle old loves and ignite new ones in a novel that will have you dreaming of the soft crash of the waves on the shore, the feel of sand between your toes, overloaded ice-creams and smoky beach barbeques.
Did or do you like to read comic books/grapic novels? Which ones?
I did when I was younger – I used to collect both Transformers and Thundercats comics …!
Whom did you inherit your love for books/reading from?
My love of books from my grandfather, definitely. His house was full of them. Although he rarely read fiction – mostly non-fiction, history and geography books for the most part.
When you need a murder victim or someone you can diagnose with a serious disease or someone who is involved in a fatal accident do you sometimes picture someone nasty you have met in real life and think ‘got you’ LOL?
I actually don’t like to just in case it comes true!
How do you come up with the names for your characters?
I just try to think of names that don’t belong to anyone I know.
Do write other things beside books (and shoppinglists 😉 )?
I’m an English teacher in Japan by day, so I write a lot of worksheets for students, as well as the odd class drama for school festivals.
If a movie or series would be made from your books, would you be happy with the ‘based on’ version or would you rather like they showed it exactly the way you created it?
I’d obviously prefer it my way, but I have no problem with a bit of creative license.
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
I’d like to interview my mother, as long as it was face to face, because that would mean I was sitting opposite her for the first time in three years, thanks to Covid.
Do you have certain people you contact while doing research to pick their brains? What are they specialized in?
One or two, but mostly I have an amazing volunteer proofreader who knows pretty much everything.
Is there someone you sometimes discuss a dilemma with?
Myself. I’m very much a one man band when it comes to writing. For better or worse, it’s my way or the highway.
What is more important to you : a rating in stars with no comments or a reviewer who explains what the comments they give are based on (without spoilers of course)
I prefer reviews that explain their rating, but for the most part, reviews are a numbers game, and the more the better. A few bad ones are good, too. If all your reviews are really good, readers get suspicious. I don’t worry about what people say these days. I was heartbroken the first time I got a one-star review, but these days I just smile and shrug. People are entitled to their opinion.
Thank you, CP Ward and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
CP Ward is an author from the UK who currently lives and works in Japan.