Interviewer is in Black
Joey is in Purple
Well Ms Paul, Your first novel will enter our shops soon. What can you tell us about it?
It's good...buy it... end of. Naaa...seriously...I loved writing it and I love people reading it
Really? Have you had much feedback on it? How do you feel people will react to it?
The first few people who read it loved it, I gave them questionnaires to see what I needed to change, if anything...and there were only positive points about it. I think that any kid who's ever wanted to fit in will like it...plus, it has the effects of a little known disease that I suffer from and how people perceive it...I think people will like that insight
That sounds very interesting, so your own life has influenced your work somewhat?
Of course! Any writer who says that the characters they create aren't based in even the tiniest way on an experience they've lived through is either lying or has a very over active imagination. I was never popular at school, I never "fitted in" - Tally doesn't either. The difference was that I didn't *care*, she does.
Plus, the fact that I didn't start writing until I was 19 and was medically retired, that influenced how I wrote and what I wrote about
19? So you haven't been writing very long? It must feel quite an achievement to be getting published.
I started writing when I was 13, but I never really got anywhere...I had a lot of ideas in my head, I just didn't have the time. And no matter how long you've been writing, getting published is the ultimate rush, it's just....indescribable
Well you have my congratulations. Any further releases we can look forward to?
Yep, I have two other books which are finished, and I'm currently working on the sequel to my third book...so there should be more from me in the future
We look forward to it. Thank you very much Ms Paul. Anything you'd like to add?
Yeah...buy my book...my kitten is starving