In anticipation of her novel Only You being released in April, I have author Lorna Peel here with a quick interview about the book.
Did you base any of the characters on real people?
I’ve merged a couple of actors I like into Robert – I won’t say who they are so readers can visualize their own favourite actor while reading the book.
Do you have a writing routine?
I’m not a morning person and I find that I’m most alert in the evening and late at night so I tend to do most of my writing then. There are usually no interruptions at that time of night, too!
How long did it take to write your book?
The first draft of Only You took about two months to write. I remember finishing it at about four o’clock in the morning!
Do you write your book from page 1 to the end, or do you jump around?
I wrote the first draft from beginning to end with no jumping around. If I don’t write right through to the end, I probably won’t finish what I’m writing. I do try to finish a writing session on a cliff hanger, though, so it’s easier to pick up from there again.
Which of your characters is your favourite?
Jane, because I made her as real and ordinary as possible. She doubts herself and makes some really bad decisions, but don’t we all at times?
Thank you very much for interviewing me!
Lorna Peel lives in County Sligo, Ireland, and when she’s not writing, she researches
her family history. She’s had some pretty varied jobs, including Tour Guide,
Professional Genealogist, Bookseller, and Census Enumerator, but she thinks she’s
going to enjoy being an author best of all.
Only You by Lorna Peel
Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a genealogy teacher.
Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realizes he’s interested in more than her genealogical expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.
Can Jane handle living — and loving — in the spotlight?