Name Lynda Renham
Age No way, lady J
Where are you from
Essex land, where all the best people come from.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I live with my husband and our cat Bendy in the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire. I was educated in the school of hard knocks.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I’ve got a fab new book out which is about me! And believe me my life is one crazy adventure. It’s a small little ditty and is on Kindle for 99p and is titled ‘Confessions of a Chocoholic’
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing at school under the desk because I was so bored at school. I had my first piece published in a children’s magazine when I was nine.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I was watching the film ‘The Holiday’ and thought can I create the feel good feeling in a book. I tried with my first book ‘Wedding Cake to Turin’ and was thrilled. I’ve not looked back.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
The latest novel ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ came from a reviewer calling the book ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ and the phrase is mentioned in the book too. So it seemed a fitting title.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Only the one: ‘It’s fun, enjoy have a laugh, this is just a party’ If I can make someone laugh while I am here then that’s enough for me.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I write fiction so it’s realistic to a degree but in romantic comedy there has to be a bit of unrealism else it is difficult to make a book funny
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All the things that happen to the characters in my books have happened to me or someone else. I really do those crazy things that my characters do.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
I can’t think of a book that has really influenced my life to be honest. If I have to mention an author it would be Iris Murdoch, a wonderful British author who I have always admired.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
A Fine Line by Rohiton Mistry, which is fabulous.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
No, not really.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
My new novel which I can’t tell you too much about I’m afraid.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, I do. It is also a vocation as I could NOT write.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I don’t share WIP publicly until it is published for obvious reasons.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Gracie klumpp designed all my covers except for ‘Confessions of a Chocoholic’ which was done by Amy Rogers.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t give up. Those three words are the best advice any writer can have.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You’re fabulous. Your lovely comments on FB and Twitter and your emails really make those writer block days all worth it.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Photography, I love it. I have a little web page dedicated to it.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I don’t have a TV, I don’t have the time for one.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Food-chocolate-white-I love Lady Gaga
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Read my book ‘Confessions of a Chocoholic’ to see what I have done. But if I couldn’t be a writer I’d love to have been a comedian.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website?
Here are links to my pages
Link for new book ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’
Confessions of a Chocoholic.