I love author blogs. It’s so interesting to read about what other writers go through in their process. It’s also a great way to find new books to read. If I hadn’t stumbled across Fiona Robyn’s blog, I might have missed out on reading The Letters and missed the chance to connect with a fellow writer. That would have been a shame.
As part of her blog tour, Fiona stopped by to answer some questions.
1. I love your main character in The Letters. She’s really not a people person, but she’s a very likable character. How did she come to you? In writing the book, did she evolve much from your initial ideas of her?
2. How long have you been writing?
3. What is your writing space like?
5. Where were you when you found out your first book had sold?
7. You have a new book coming out. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
The Blue Handbag is about Leonard, a 62 year old gardener who makes some odd discoveries about his wife after her death. Accompanied by Lily, his wife’s old school friend, he becomes a reluctant detective and tries to get to the bottom of her secrets. There are a lot of plants, a bit of Johnny Cash, and a smidgeon of Leonard’s dodgy sense of humour.
Nice interview. The Blue Handbag sounds very interesting.
Reluctant Blogger says
Who is the person on the front cover of the book? She looks very lovely.
And yes, it is interesting to learn how writers go about it. I always think writers must be “super people”, different in some way to the likes of me because I know I could never write a book. So it is good to learn that they are not.
How cool. I love hearing about other people’s writing processes.
I love the idea of all the background details about Violet that we never get to know but that impact on what we do see of her. That seems so real, so life-like, we never know everything about a person we meet, just the bits they show us or the bits we deduce from reading between the lines.