What’s the first book you remember reading?
I think it was called What On Earth?! I picked it up at a book fair at what would become my primary school – I think I was about 4 years old. It featured a girl who had a wild imagination. She would hop across the furniture to avoid the lava, and the cat was an alien from outer space. Every time her mother caught her playing a new game, she’d say, “What on Earth?!” I loved that book because it reminded me of myself.
What’s the most recent book you have read or what are you reading right now?
I’m currently reading The Beloved by Alison Rattle.
Why did you choose that book?
I love historical fiction, particularly those set in Victorian England. It’s a fascinating time. I’ve also got quite a macabre interest in Victorian asylums.
If you could meet one book character or one author, who would you like it to be and why?
I’d love to meet Tiffany McDaniel, author of The Summer That Melted Everything. We’re in touch a lot via email, but I’d love to meet her in person. She seems so lovely and is such a talented author.
You can only choose five books for your bookshelf. What are they? Ahh! This is not a nice question. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber, A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin, Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, & The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent.
I’m an office minion by day, book reviewer by night. I’ve been writing for years, but have only recently taken the terrifying step and started publishing my work. You can find me over at The Bandwagon talking about all things fiction, feminism, and fibromyalgia.