Being in the fantastic position of a top 100 Amazon rank in Erotica, a couple of acceptances, a request for another series synopsis, and two books out this week and one next, I honestly wondered what to write about.
So I’m going to do something I usually have great problems with. A question and answer session.
Now don’t get too excited, it’s sort of alternative. As in I’ve chosen what to ask myself…
Okay a cop out but it might work…
So, Hi Raven, this is Raven asking you some questions.
Raven, oh okay.
We’ll start off with an easy one. Where do you like to write? I don’t mean on a laptop or a computer either.
Snigger If I can’t sit on a balcony, somewhere warm and watch the sea or the sunrise, then in my study, which overlooks the garden. The red squirrels have a habit of staring in the window when the peanut holder needs refilling.
Favourite childhood memory.
Ha, that’s one that now I think about and decide it was fate. Sitting in my pram and turning the pages of a book almost as big as myself. I wondered if that did happen and my mum said yes it did. We were on the way to the library, and she’d stopped to talk to a friend.
One thing you’ve lost and you’d like to find again.
Only one? My childhood book of Mitten the Kitten. Evidently I knew it word for word. Poor Mitten looses his mitten, and has lots of adventures to find it again. The first few lines were, I’m Mitten the kitten, the kitten with a mitten. I’m Mitten the kitten, oh ho…
Other than that, a ring my mum and dad bought me when I was about fifteen. Blue john, and I lost it on holiday when I was swimming.
If you could have a day of eating whatever you wanted with no repercussions, what would you have?
Well, as I’m gluten intolerant, I’d go all out for stuff I can no longer eat. Proper French croissants and crusty bread for breakfast. Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie for lunch, and apple sponge for after. (greedy I know) I’d snack on Rich Tea biscuits and chocolate fingers, and finish off with a Chinese meal full of gluten and goodness. Drink champagne and no doubt be so full I’d feel sick.
Apart from that day, how would you spend your perfect day? Okay, I got this question from a celebrity Q and A, but why not?
I’d wake up in Shaldon in Devon with my lovely hubby, and watch the sun rise over the mouth of the estuary. Pop up to the Ode café for breakfast before heading to Barbados and Rockley for a walk along the boardwalk, a swim in the sea and a glass of wine. Head to Boschendal in South Africa for lunch with hubby and our children. Drink a glass of their wine, oh and have a wander through the vineyards to walk off the food. Then I’d swither. Would I go to La Sosta in Swellendam for dinner? Or head to Hong Kong, take the Star ferry across the harbour at night, And go for dinner in Hutong, in TST while I watch the light show. Ahh decisions. Maybe I could do both?
Whichever I’d end the day with hubby, home in out own very comfy bed.
Favourite book you’ve written?
Argh… always the most recent. No? Okay, shh… got to be Master. Closely followed by Secrets Shared, Hong Kong Heat and The Rake’s Unveiling of Lady Belle.
Best way to relax?
Grin In Scotland? In the bath with a glass of wine, a book and chill out music playing.
In the sun? On a soft sunbed, shaded from the sun but outside, with a glass of wine, a book and chill out music playing.
Best thing about your life.
My family, and the fact I’m now in a position to do what I love. Spend time with them and also indulge my other love. Write. The fact I’m published and people like to read what I write is a bonus.
On your bedside table?
Two kindles, sports bottle of water, notebook and pencil, (you can never have enough notebooks and pencils. I collect them and stroke them as well as fill them with ideas and reminders) Village School, by Miss Read, Packet of tissues and a lamp.
And what’s next?
More of the same? Okay, seriously… I’m writing another Regency for Carina, tentatively called, Married—or not—to the Scottish Laird, and am contracted for one more. That’s set in a brothel… ooops sorry, ‘gentlemen’s club’, I have an idea for a ladies club in Regency Times that may or not get written. It depends what my editor at Totally Bound thinks of it.
What else? Oh I have outlines for another two Romance on the Go line from Evernight Publishing They would be the next books in the Black Isle series, which starts with The Dispatcher. And the last one shouting at the moment is a contemporary story set in Hong Kong about second chances.
I refuse to listen to any other pesky characters. They can wait their turn.
Phew… Have a drink.
Thank you. You can find all about me, my books and where you can buy then, on my web. www.ravenmcallan.com
Love R x