Please give a warm welcome to Lorna Peel to the virtual offices. Lorna is celebrating the release of ONLY YOU, and after the interview, she has a digital copy for one of you to take home!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Lorna Peel] I am the author of ‘Only You’ due 1 April 2013 from Entranced Publishing. I’m a genealogy geek, writer, reader, and chicken butler!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Only You?
[Lorna Peel] Jane Hollinger has just turned thirty-one and teaches adult education classes. Her self confidence is at rock bottom, as she hadn’t known her ex-husband was cheating on her. Jane’s sister and best friend buy her a subscription to a dating website but little do they know that Jane’s fantasy man is waiting for her in her family history evening class!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Lorna Peel] Through Jane, I wanted to explore what it would really like to be in a relationship with someone famous but you wish they weren’t famous because you are a very private person who prefers to live a quiet life? Could you love them enough to be able to put up with all the intrusions the relationship would bring with it?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Jane?
[Lorna Peel] Private, nerdy, doubting.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Robert had a theme song, what would it be?
[Lorna Peel] A Good Heart by Fergal Sharkey
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Jane is never without.
[Lorna Peel] Her personal alarm. She bought one after her best friend was mugged on her way home from work.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Robert’s bathroom?
[Lorna Peel] 1. Hair dye, I see him doing a George Clooney and allowing himself to go gray naturally.
2. Cheap after shave, Jane notices that he only uses the expensive stuff!
3. Fancy toilet roll. Robert is a plain white, unquilted, and unscented type of guy!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jane’s greatest regret?
[Lorna Peel] Probably ignoring her mother’s warnings and marrying her first husband, Tom, when they were both too young.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Lorna Peel] Good coffee, good books, and good TV drama.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Lorna Peel] A comfy seat, some quiet, and my laptop!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Lorna Peel] Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor. I read it about once a year. It’s my favorite book.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Lorna Peel] I can’t pick just one book, but the author would be Enid Blyton, and it’s probably one of her Famous Five series. I started reading them when I was five!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Lorna Peel] I love tracing my family tree, I also I grow fruit and vegetables, and I’m a butler to my five chickens and one guinea hen!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Lorna Peel] Website: http://lornapeel.com
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
You can purchase Only You from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below
About the book:
Publisher Entranced Publishing
Book trailer link
About the author:
Lorna Peel lives in County Sligo, Ireland, and when she’s not writing, she researches her family history. She’s had some pretty varied jobs, including Tour Guide, Professional Genealogist, Bookseller, and Census Enumerator, but she thinks she’s going to enjoy being an author best of all.