Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Please ask me questions!

Hello, you lovely blog readers! May I just say that you're looking particularly attractive today... not a trace of overindulgence over the festive period... Have you been working out?

OK, here's the deal: I'm creating my website. There will be no bells and whistles on it, because I ain't computer-savvy enough for such fripperies. But there will be words. Hopefully. And I need YOU to help me out with my FAQ page.

Please, ask me anything you like. Anything at all. It can be about writing, or cheese, or stripey socks, or music or ANYTHING. If you do this, I will heart you forever.

Thank you.

Have a nice day.

Disappointing lunch of the day: Urgh, some kind of hot halloumi bagel. Sounded great, tasted rank. And it was messy too. And the rocket was wilted and gross.


  1. Why, thank you! What, this old thing? ;)

    Here are some of my favourites from past interviews:

    - Is there anything you'd like to say to your teenaged self?
    - What would your teenaged self think of you being a published writer?
    - Which fictional character would you like to be and why?

    I'm looking forward to reading your FAQ!

  2. Ooh, thanks for these Luisa!

    BTW... Extreme Kissing has arrived! Will read it after the mammoth grown-up book I'm tackling at the moment. Can't wait!

  3. Ooh, that's very scary. I mean - exciting! :) Thank you again for getting it - I really appreciate it.

    I'll leave you with another question, just to attempt usefulness:

    What are your ideal writing conditions?

  4. Another great question. Thanks!

    The idea of people actually reading my book is TERRIFYING, so I hear ya!

  5. I can't wait to read it! You know what my question is going to be, right? How long did it take you to write Broken? The people want to know!

  6. Genuinely gutted on your behalf about the halloumi bagel fail. I know how that feels.

    - Who are your writing heroes / influences?
    - How has being an editor helped or hindered your writing or the process of getting published?

    Looking forward to your new site!


  7. Kristy - the people are gonna be disappointed! I'm no Maggie Stiefvater! S'pose I'd better tell the truth, eh?

    Emily - good questions! Think it's going to take me a while to answer... I'll actually ahve to THINK!

  8. Nah, the truth is overrated! Okay, I have some less controversial ones:
    - How did you come up with the idea for Broken?
    - How long have you been writing, and have you always wanted to be an author?

  9. Simple is always sweet. Your blog is good!

    One small question - do you have a contact email address? I'm not a blog stalker (promise) but after seeing your profile, I'd be interested in reviewing your book when it comes out! (And interviewing you). Only...no matter how hard I search I can't find an email address for you.

    (I'm more than happy for you to email me).

  10. Are you scared about total strangers reading your book (in droves, of course) when it comes out, or just excited?

    What was the hardest part of the story to write?

    What is your favourite writing snack?

    Did your awesome colleagues influence the book in any way?

    And, most importantly... When can I read it??

  11. Thanks Rebecca! I'll get thinking...