Alice Bloom has shut herself away from the world for years. But all that changes when three men come into her life. Firstly there’s the rather disgusting Karl, who has the key to her problems but turns her stomach. Then there’s smooth and sexy Ethan, whom Alice falls head over heels for, but she just can’t seem to get time alone with him. And finally there’s her lovely, supportive friend Dan, if only they could ever actually get to meet. Because the biggest problem of all is: Alice is invisible.
The complications become more and more hilarious as Alice tries to steer her way through her conflicting emotions and find her way to happiness. Will she succeed or will life always get the better of her?
– When and where do you prefer to write?
I’m a night owl, so I much prefer to write later in the day, and normally I do my best work late at night. The only thing I have to have when I write is silence, and so night writing is perfect for this. I find if there’s any sound I can’t properly get lost in the world I’m writing about. But other than that I’ll pretty much write anywhere.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
No. Writing is and always has been my greatest passion, so any spare time I’ve got will be spent writing. I have this yearning to write, I can’t help it!
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
In the day, I like a cup of tea, but if I’m writing late a night I sometimes like a glass of red wine. Although, truthfully, I tend to get so absorbed in what I’m doing I often forget I’ve got a drink next to me.
– What is your favourite book?
Dracula by Bram Stoker. I couldn’t put it down. It’s so cleverly written and has so many depths to it. I realised it was far more complex than just a horror novel and I found it completely inspiring.
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
I write love stories with a twist, so I often have some sort of supernatural or sci-fi element to them which keeps things fresh, but I can’t resist having romance in my books. I’ve had thoughts about novels in different genres, but before I know it I’ve weaved in a love story. Writing a novel takes a lot of time, so I think I’ll always do what I enjoy the most.
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
I take inspiration from my real life all the time. I’ve never based a character on an actual person I know, but I might be influenced by something someone has once said or done. I think it’s hard not to be influenced by things around you. But when I write my character profiles, they are always completely fictional.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
Yes! I never leave the house without a notebook and pen. It might be to write down a brand new idea, or I’ll suddenly realise there’s a hole in the plot of my current work in progress. I always like to jot things down as they come to me.
– Which genre do you not like at all?
I’m not a fan of heavy drama. I prefer stories with some sort of action, and most definitely a bit of romance.
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
The best book I’ve read recently was The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I loved how it kept giving. It was ridiculously hard to put down and genuinely funny. It would be great to co-write a Rom Com with her. I liked how she structured her work.
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
I often have fantasies about this and it would have to be Italy. I find everything about the country so inspirational. I set one scene of my second book in Florence, but I’d love to write a whole book based in Sorrento and around the Amalfi Coast. That’s nothing if not romantic!
Thank you, Lindsay Woodward and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
I’m a British author who lives in Warwickshire with my husband and cat. I’ve had a lifelong passion for writing, starting off as a child when I used to write stories about the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock.
Knowing there was nothing else I’d rather study, I did my degree in writing and I’ve now turned my favourite hobby into a career.
I write love stories with a twist, always leaving readers guessing right until the end. They’re far from your normal romance stories, but a love story runs through the heart of all my books, with a sprinkling of something weird thrown into the mix.
When I’m not writing novels, I’m a Marketing Consultant specialising in copywriting, so words really are my world!