Today's blog stop for Carole Matthew's new book A Place To Call Home is heree.
I have the lovely Carole stopped by for an Author Interview with me aka MissBookworm Reviews.
Hi Carole, I am such a fan of your books and love them so much. The covers are always beautiful and the stories always make you laugh, shed a tear and fall in love...
Thank you so much, that’s very kind! Thanks for having me on your blog.
Q) A Place to Call Home is out this month! Could you tell us a little bit about it?
It’s my twenty-fourth novel and is an uplifting story about a woman who flees an abusive relationship with her small daughter. She finds herself making a new home and family in the most unlikely place.
Q) What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve always been an avid reader of fiction, but I started out writing factual articles when I was a beauty therapist. The change to fiction came when I entered a short story competition and won it. I did the most sensible thing I’ve ever done in my life and spent the prize money on a writing course. Booking that prompted me to start writing the book that became my first novel, Let’s Meet on Platform 8.
Q) Out of all your books which did you love writing about the most and why?
I think I always have a soft spot for The Chocolate Lovers’ Club and The Chocolate Lovers’ Diet. They were such fun books to write and, of course, the research was wonderful! I’m always getting asked to do a sequel by my readers and, always happy to oblige, I’m writing a third one now.
Q) All your covers are beautiful, which one would you say is your favourite?
Thank you. I’m lucky to have a lovely artist called Alice Tait who paints them for me. I love them all but my very, very favourite has to be A Cottage by the Sea. I WANT that cottage!
Q) Which part did you love writing the most about A Place to Call Home and why?
I enjoyed writing it all. It’s very hard to pick a favourite bit, but I did like crafting the developing relationship between Hayden and Ayesha and also her friendship with Crystal. She’s been a lovely character to work with.
Q) If you had to sum up A Place to Call Home in 5 words..what would you say...
Have the tissues handy.
Thank you for Popping on my blog Carole, It has been a pleasure.
A Place to Call Home is out in paperback now!!