Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Fake Friday With Hannah Emery

Doesn't Fake Friday come around fast? I do feel like I've been neglecting my blog lately. Lots of things have been happening in real life that I'll tell you about one day, but in the meantime, to kick off the Fake Weekend I have Hannah Emery, fellow Harper Impulse author on my blog today. 

About Hannah Emery:

I have written stories for as long as I can remember. I love writing about how fragile the present is and how so much of it depends on chance events that took place years ago. I studied English at the University of Chester, and I now work in a college where I mentor degree students.
The most important things in my life are my family, my friends, books, baking on a Saturday afternoon, getting glammed up to go out for champagne and dinner and having cosy weekends away.
I live in Blackpool with my husband and our little girl.
And on with the questions, starting with my Twitter style question: Describe your heroine in 140 characters. 
Grace Ash is a little bit lost…She’s unique, one of a pair, sensitive, ambitious, dramatic and constantly haunted by the past and the future.
What do you read while you write, or don’t you?
I always read: I couldn’t not.  But I do have to be careful what I read and when I read it, because I find that style is contagious! I love women’s fiction, classics and a bit of YA.
What do you do with a paperback once you’ve read it?
It depends.  If I liked it, I put it on my shelf.  If I loved it, I pass it onto somebody else and make them read it.  If I loved it and it’s special to me, I put it on my shelf and tell other people to buy their own copy.  One of my favourite books is the copy of Sex and the City that I bought in Italy on my honeymoon. 
What is next on your agenda after publishing your (first) book?
At the moment I’m writing another book with similar themes to Secrets in the Shadows: family mysteries, romance and a little bit of magic.
Cocktail or shot? If so, what one?
A cocktail, please!  A champagne cocktail would be even better!
Tea or coffee?
Coffee.  I can’t start the day without it.
Starbucks or Costa?


Both.  One of my favourite things to do is go out for a huge cup coffee and a cake with family or friends.  Easily pleased, I know.  It’s the little things…

Secrets in the Shadows Blurb

In 1920s Blackpool, eleven year old Rose wanders away from her parents and has a unique gift bestowed upon her. This gift will leave a haunting legacy, seeping down through the generations...
Decades later, Louisa has a vision of her mother walking into the sea. This isn’t the first time it happens and it won’t be the last, but what she sees isn’t always what she wants. The rest of her life is spent trying to change the future that haunts her.
In present day Blackpool, Grace is going to be married someday. She knows this because she’s seen it; a vision of a white dress, daisies embroidered on the sleeves, the groom by her side, vowing to love her forever. Except the man in her premonition doesn’t belong to her- he belongs to her twin sister, Elsie.
Haunted by what they know and what they are afraid to find out, all three women must make a choice: in the face of certain destiny should you chase the outcome that’s “meant to be”, or throw away fate and choose your own future?

Thank you, Hannah, for visiting my blog. Good luck with your book - it sounds like a really intriguing tale. Another to add to my to-read pile.