I was having a long overdue clean up of my laptop this morning and came across this interview I did as a guest blogger some time ago. I had such fun with it, that I thought I’d update it and share it afresh.
The questions come from a friend I asked to pretend she didn’t know me! Yes- I know that’s a little bit mad- but I’m a writer- insanity is only ever inches away!!
Do you just write as Jenny, or do you have multiple personas?
I currently have one other ‘me’ as well as Jenny, and that’s Kay Jaybee- an erotica writer of the ‘full on’ persuasion. (There may be another ‘me’ coming soon- I’ll say no more for now…)
Jenny- no question!
Even more than they do! I can’t write without a coffee close at hand, and I have to have one first thing in the morning or my day doesn’t go well!
Black- nothing added- Americano for preference
I really do. I even have my own corner in my local cafe- there’s a plaque on the wall to prove it! Not only that, but I am now employed by a brilliant group called Phoenix Somerset to visit Independent coffee shops and blog about my experiences there. Dream job!
Coffee is the only hot drink I like- I HATE tea, and I’m allergic to milk, so can’t have hot chocolate, latte etc
Boots – I am not sporty, and I’d break my neck in heels. I am very clumsy!
Almost all of them are.
My lips are sealed.
I knew three of them at University- although I obviously wrote exaggerated versions of them- and they are all still my friends and totally lovely.
I did an Archaeology degree and then a Medieval History for a PhD.
Yes- just like Amy did- well, the archaeology bit- I think I can guess the next question!
I am a little tiny bit, but only a little bit. I more like the character of Kit, who writes for a living (or tries to!)
I’ve been there many times. I love just wandering around the various greenhouses- and sitting in the cafes of course!
That I wear hearing aids. I am 80% deaf.
I love being both of them – it is wonderful to be able to create such different styles of work, and thus- hopefully- make more people happy when they read! (Well- that’s the plan!)
The final book in the 5 part Another Cup of Coffee series is due out this summer. Another Glass of Champagne is a full length novel which concludes the adventures of Amy, Kit, Jack, Megan and friends. I am about to start the publishers edits for this. I am also busily drafting the sequel to Abi’s House– which will be called Abi’s Neighbour.
Apart from the writing, I am helping to organise the second Tiverton Literary Festival, which will run from 8th-12th June.
Kay’s erotica is largely on hold for a while, as it is Jenny’s turn to tap away at my computer keyboard- except for on Wednesdays. On ‘Wicked Wednesday’ I write as Kay all day- I am currently writing a new novella- but my lips are sealed as it what it will be about!
You can buy all the ‘Another Cup of…’ stories from all good retailers, including Amazon.
For example,you can buy the first in the series, Another Cup of Coffee here…