1 * Hi, Kirsty we want to know you. Can you tell us somethings about you?
Well, I’m old enough to know better, but young enough that I don’t care! I’m a huge reader, I’m a mummy of one eight-year-old boy, chocoholic, animal lover, and am fluent in sarcasm. I am originally from Hertfordshire in England (just outside London) so I had a slight cockney accent - basically means I don’t pronounce my ‘H’s and any word that ends in ‘er’ sounds more like it ends in an ‘A’ for example - “I’m going ‘ome to have some toast and butta” Yep, that’s basically how I talk!
2 * Tell me a secret about one of your book? What was the idea behind the book?
I don’t really have any secrets for them…. umm…. pass?? I can tell you where the idea came from Nothing Left to Lose though. That was actually a dream I had. The beginning part, where Anna is at the club and her boyfriend is murdered, that was actually a nightmare I had one night. I woke up crying and struggling to breathe. The dream and Anna’s character kept playing around and around in my head for days after, and I kept adding little bits to it. As soon as I added Ashton Taylor I knew I had to get the story down on paper.
3* You are an author. I'm assuming that you're reading books. How much you could read in a year?
I love reading! I used to read a lot more than I do now, actually. before I started publishing I tended to have more time to read so I’d easily get through two books a week at least, now though I’ll be lucky if I get time to read one book a week. My little boy keeps me busy too, so I don’t have as much reading time as I’d like.
4* What's your expectation about being an author?
I don’t have any expectations at all about it. To be honest, I’m a very shy person so I was happy to keep the author side of me secret for a long time. I just live my life as I normally would, but now I get to pay my bills by doing something that I love. It’s only recently (after almost two years in publishing) that people that I know have found out about me being an author! Crazy, but I liked the anonymity of it, I’m going to miss having a secret profession. haha.
5* Are you hanging out in any social media? Which ones you're using mostly?
OK, here’s a confession - I’m a total techno-fail! I’m not good with social media at all, Twitter scares me, a lot! I’m on there, I can reply and tweet, but the whole thing baffles me. Facebook is where I’m at! I can handle Facebook, as a technophobe, it seems easier for me to navigate. If you want to contact me, do it there!
6* What's your all time Best/Worst Book?
Hmm, now this is a tough question. It’s hard to choose just one book as my all-time best/favourite book. The Harry Potter series will always have a place in my heart, and I absolutely can’t wait for my little boy to get a little older so he can read them for himself, but on the other hand, a book that has stayed with me the most and touched me while reading it - The Green Mile by Stephen King. I read it before they made the film and loved it, cried so hard while reading it that I had to put it down for a couple of hours actually. So it’s a toss up between Harry Potter and The Green Mile, both different, both incredible and inventive in their own rights. Is it cheating choosing two???
7* I'm writing stories on my own since I was a child. Can you give advice like me and other eager's?
I started out posting my stories on an amateur writing site. The feedback on there (both good and bad) helped me develop as a writer, it helps build confidence, shows you where you’re strong and where you lacking so you can learn from it. I’d maybe suggest giving that a try. You have nothing to lose by it, and building a following is always beneficial before you move to publishing. The one thing I would say to anyone is: don’t give up! If you have a story in your heart, tell it, even if no one reads it, write it for yourself.
8* Do you have/had an another job besides being an author?
Other than being an author I’m a full time mum, housewife, cleaner, cook, taxi driver, sports cheerleader, and nurse whenever someone is sick….. don’t get paid for any of those jobs though, they’re just a perk of being a wife and mummy. :)
9* Your family and friends what are they talking about you,being an author?
When I first told my parents I was writing I was so embarrassed. I was still suffering from lack of confidence and I wasn’t sure what they were going to think about it - but I needn’t have worried, as soon as I told them they supported me wholeheartedly. My dad is extremely proud of me and tells literally every one that he meets that his daughter is a writer. Kind of embarrassing but nice at the same time.
10*I just want to say, I read and fell in love all of your books.It was so excited to interviewing with you. Is there a something you want to add?
Just a thank you for reading and taking part in the blog tour. When I started out publishing I never thought it would take off like it is now, I’m overwhelmed that so many people support me, and support of bloggers means the world to me. So thank you for taking the time to interview me!