They say never meet your heroes, but oh talking to Portia MacIntosh absolutely rubbished that claim.
Portia’s latest book, Will They Won’t They, comes out on September 7th, so before its release I sat down with her for a cuppa and a chat. Come find out about how Portia escapes that dastardly writer’s block.
Have you found an auto-buy author this year? I found one late last year in the wonderful Lia Louis. I read Dear Emmie Blue towards the end of summer last year and I was hooked on Lia’s writing. If you’re in the market for beautifully written and emotional stories, Lia needs to be your first port of call.
So, when I heard about her new release Eight Perfect Hours I knew I needed to read it. Before its release – which is today, by the way, I sat down with Lia and had a chat about where she sets her books, and how her writing snacks can vary from the super healthy to the . . . not quite so.
Ever read a book and known instantly you want the author to be your best friend? That’s what happened when I picked up The Rehearsals by Annette Christie.
There was something about her writing style that made me desperate to have a chat with her. So, in the lead up to her publication date we sat down to talk the ways her characters mirror her, and the delicious sounding snacks she has when writing.