Friday 22 December 2017

Interview with Fleur Lind & Review of A Timely Dream

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by Fleur Lind for both an interview and my review of her book - A Timely Dream. Here's a little about Fleur.

I am a new writer, born and raised in NZ, now living in Qld, Australia. Have recently finished writing Part 3 of my first trilogy, now writing short stories for local paper. Part 3 due for release mid 2018

And now onto the interview!

How long have you been writing?
4 years.

Do you write in the genre you love to read?
Not entirely. I enjoy watching scifi movies or on TV, but hadn't thought I'd write about time travel. I enjoy action thrillers or comedy. I enjoy scifi but I like other genres as well.

Do you have any favourite authors to read?
Currently my favourite is David  P Perlmutter, JK Rowling, A A Milne.

Are you an organised writer or not?
Organised?  My ideas arrive haphazardly, when I least expect them, so I always have a pen and paper ready.  I'm organised in that way.

What's your idea of a perfect writing day?
A perfect writing day is when i have been for a walk, have nothing else nagging me to be done and a head full of ideas.

Do you like editing or is it something you loathe?
Yes I like editing.  I can sift out what I don't want to keep, and strengthen what I like, or leave it if it's 'just right'.

What's your favourite social media? And why?
Twitter.  I can connect with heaps of writers and find out about their books. I like Facebook as well, but it seems to be far less interactive.

Do you do character profiles? If so, why/why not?
I sure do.  Every character has a back story/bio and speak for themselves.

How would you describe your writing process?
I have a 'roadmap' showing me in a sketchy way where the story is going. I tick off each idea as I complete it.

Do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks? Why?
Ebooks.  I love my Kindle. It's small, handy, can go with me where I go.  A book is at risk of being marked or damaged if I take it in my bag.  I like books as well, but ebooks are far more convenient.

How do you plan a book launch?
I haven't had a book launch as yet.  Part 1 and 2 of my trilogy left the tarmac fairly quietly.  I plan to change that for Part Three, due out in 2018.  It would be nice to have a gathering of interested people to celebrate with.

Do you have a favourite writing food? Drink?
A cup of tea or a fruit smoothie.

What's your favourite idea of a cozy afternoon?
Relaxing on the couch, reading..or at my laptop, writing...listening to the rain.

How often do you write? Do you have a schedule?
I try and write something every day or so.  But if the ideas aren't there, I find it's futile to push them. When they are there, I write until they fizzle out.

Felicity is a Senior Caregiver in an elite Rest Home. When she has her curiosity aroused by a poster placed the wrong way round in a window across the valley from her work place, she organises an investigation. Little does she know that what she finds will change time itself, both for the elderly residents in her care, and those she knows and loves. In a story that breaks down the boundaries of time, the future is threatened by jealousy and greed, the present is fuelled by passion and love while the past is eased by the healing powers of memories finally understood.
My review: 4 stars
This was an interesting read. The story develops quickly from normal every day carer to suddenly involved in time travel and the success that came from that. There were numerous obstacles in their way and all were cleared. I enjoyed reading it, and have picked up the second in the series to read as well because I came to love the characters and all their various flaws and quirks. It's not my usual kind of book, but one I did enjoy.

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