Recently I was surprised and thrilled when contacted by NFReads.com, a general interest website with an “Author Interviews” section, featuring both fiction and nonfiction authors. Authors from a wide variety of backgrounds, genres and writing experience – such as a Pennsylvania state representative who debuted with mental health-themed science fiction, a former NASA space missions spokeswoman with over 25 children’s educational books, and a UK politician-turned-thriller-writer with 330 million book sales, have contributed their experiences of writing, creativity and publishing. “We constantly scour the web for interesting authors with inspiring stories and would love to publish an interview about your writings” the email said. At the time, I was deep in revising my current manuscript, tentatively called Florence & Lucy, which explores the relationship between illegitimacy and inter-generational trauma, and the resultant disadvantage and poverty – in this case, by following the true lives of my grandmother and great-aunt, so I set the request aside for the moment.
Well I’m pleased to say my manuscript is back with my professional editor, and I turned my attention to the NFReads Author Review. It was a perfect opportunity to cast my mind back to how I had written my first (and so far only) book, I Belong to No One. Florence and Lucy, when finished, will be a prequel to I Belong to No One.
Thank you NFReads for reaching out to me, and here is a link to the article on their website.