Today I'm really excited to have author Sophie King on 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings'! I've reviewed some of Sophie's novels in the past ('Love is a Secret' and 'Second Time Lucky') and I got the chance to interview her about her newest release, 'Your Place or Mine?'!
Can you tell us something about your new novel, ‘Your Place or Mine?’?
It’s about some friends who take it in turns to have supper at each other’s homes once a month. Some are couples when they set out – but they do quite a lot of mixing up! And I’m not just talking sauce combinations here ...
Where did you find the inspiration for ‘Your Place or Mine?’? Is it in any way based on your own personal experiences?
I read in a magazine that supper clubs were becoming popular because not everyone can afford to eat out. Then I mixed it with my imagination and some difficult dinner parties I’ve given – or been to!
Which character in the novel did you most enjoy writing about and why?
Chrissie because she worries about her baby – just as I used to. I’d like to say this gets better as the children get older. But it doesn’t.
Can you perhaps tell us something about your future plans as an author? Are you already working on a next novel?
Yes. I also write as Janey Fraser. My next novel is called ‘After The Honeymoon’ and is coming out in May.
Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
Write every day about something you feel passionate about. Keep chapters quite short (3000 – 4000 words) and make sure that something big happens in each one. Create warm characters with problems. This will keep the plot moving. Read my ‘How to write your first novel’ book by Sophie King. It contains everything I’ve learned.
What is the last book you read that you’d like to recommend to others?
‘The Husband’s Secret’ by Liane Moriarty. You have to keep reading to see what happens.
Which book could you not live without?
A book of wise sayings that my mother left me when she died aged 56. They keep me going.
And last but not least, if you had to describe ‘Your Place or Mine?’ in just three words, which words would you pick?
Take away sex.
Thanks so much, Sophie! :)
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