Novels Now is thrilled to welcome debut novelist SOPHIE CLAIRE, who has agreed to share a few little known facts about her life. HER FORGET-ME-NOT EX is published by Accent Press and buy links are below.
Fascinating Fact One
I was born in Africa where, as a baby, I used to enjoy crawling up and down the lawn. One day I spotted a rattle snake following me up and down, half concealed in the flower bed and was captivated… Fortunately, Mum saw it too and snatched me away in time!
Fascinating Fact Two
It has been suggested (by my husband!) that I’m addicted to buying scarves.The thing is, I love for my outfits to coordinate so I’ve accumulated all the colours of the rainbow. When they didn’t fit in the drawer any more, I bought this clever sock-holder from Ikea to hold them all!
Fascinating Fact Three
I’m half French, and aged 4, I used to sit between my two grandfathers (French and Scottish) and translate for them so they could hold a conversation. I went on to study Modern Languages (French and German) at university, and my heritage sneaked its way into my novel, Her Forget-Me-Not Ex, with the hero, Luc Duval and his French family in Provence.
Fascinating Fact Four
One of my most calming hobbies is patchwork quilting. I like the English method of paper piecing and hand sewing. It’s very slow, but so much more relaxing than using a sewing machine. This is the one I’m working on now, nicknamed The Neverending Quilt because I started it over ten years ago and, although I’ve made a few others since, I still haven’t finished this one.
Fascinating Fact Five
I’m incurably nosey and have been getting into trouble for it all my life! I can’t write in cafés because I get too caught up listening to other people’s conversations. However, this is all inspiration for characters, and I pick up the most intriguing snippets of dialogue, which invariably trigger stories or plots.
You can keep in touch with Sophie through Facebook, Here: https://www.facebook.com/sophieclairewriter
sophie's buy links are: Amazon UK: Amazon USA