16 Jul 2014

Blog Tour: What a Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk

A summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk.

Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate – and her life.

Should she gamble all on the new photography job she’s landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own – in more ways than one? There’s just one small thing she hasn’t mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He’s handsome, infuriating and called Nick…

For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. From London to Milan, with high fashion and low behaviour thrown in, she’s going to have to make up her mind what a girl really wants…

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Full review to follow soon...

Author Interview

1.  If you could work with any other author, who would it be and why?
I really, really would love to collaborate on a story but I can never work out who. I’m sure I’d love working with Lucy Robinson or Giovanna Fletcher or Paige Toon or Rowan Coleman because I love their faces, they crease me up and they are super supportive lady writers but if they wouldn’t have me, or the universe decided I had done something right, I’d go crazy and do a chapter for chapter trade off with Michael Cunningham. I love him so much and I hear he’s awesome. So you know, Michael, if you’re not doing anything?

2.  What would be a typical working day for you? When and where do you write?
I’m pretty lucky in that I don’t have that many typical days. I love to travel and being a writer means I can just pick up my laptop and go which is pretty exciting. If I’m at home, I usually wake up about 8.45, answer emails, check Facebook and Twitter and post anything that needs posting then head to the gym. Against all odds, I’ve become a bit of a gym bunny in the last few months and now I get antsy if I can’t run at least every other day. After that I head home, take a shower, eat everything in the house and start writing. If I’m on deadline, I stay there until I fall asleep (or until WWE starts on TV), if I’m not desperately tight for time, I’ll go and meet a friend for dinner or a movie or go and see a band or something. The problem with New York is there are always ten things to do when you should be working!

3.  What is the hardest part of the writing for you?
Getting started is the hardest part. Actually sitting down in front of a blank page is so intimidating and that never changes. I often talk about it with writer friends, I think this is the only job where the longer I do it and the more experienced I become, the more anxious I become. In every other job, you become more confident the longer you do it but here, I just seem to have more and more self-doubt with every book. Hopefully it’ll change one day!

4.  When and why did you first start writing?
I know it sounds crazy but I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. When I was in infant school, I wrote a series of books about a superhero teddybear called Tellina. When I was a teenager, I was always writing and then I did a creative writing dissertation after university, eventually I wound up working as a children’s book editor and then I wrote my first book I Heart New York. It’s something I’ve always done. Writing feels a little bit like my running obsession, I feel weird if I’m not doing it!

5.  How did you come up with the idea for your book?
For the first book, the inspiration was pretty simple, I was bored! Everything was ticking along in my life but I wasn’t especially happy, work, home, boyfriend, all stuck in a bit of a rut. I’d been on holiday to New York with my brother a few months earlier and so I started writing an ‘anywhere but here’ fantasy, six weeks later, I had the first draft of I Heart New York. 

6.  Are you a big reader? If so, what are you reading now? 
I am, I love to read but when I’m writing I find it difficult to concentrate on other people’s books. Plus, I have epic writer envy! I’m reading The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta right now but I’ll have finished it by tonight. I’m totally in love with it, his turn of phrase is beautiful.

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