Questions and Answers with Louise Douglas
What are you reading at the moment?The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood.
Do you read reviews of your novels? Do you take them seriously?
I do read reviews and take them seriously, especially those of bloggers I respect and follow. I stay away from Amazon though as it can be really hard to move on from the more negative comments.
How long does it take to write a novel?
About a year - I have a full time day job too.
Do you have any writing rituals?
I walk the dogs then make a cup of coffee then sit down and I’m gone.
What was your favourite childhood book?
I had a picture book of The Sleeping Beauty that I adored. When I was a little older I was mad for the Ruby Ferguson pony books.
Name one book that made you laugh?
50 Ways to Find a Lover by Lucy-Anne Holmes
Name one book that made you cry?
Recently the Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt had me crying my heart out!
Which fictional character would you like to meet?
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Which book would you give to your best friend as a present?
I just gave her The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman.
Are you inspired by any particular author or book?
Wuthering Heights is my favourite book ever.
What is your guilty pleasure read?
Donna Leon’s inspector Brunetti series. Although I don’t feel very guilty about it!
Who are your favourite authors?
Sylvia Plath and the Bronte sisters.
What book have you re-read?
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
What book have you given up on? I just can’t get on with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Thanks so much Louise, for answering my nosey questions! I'm with you on the Atticus Finch answer, he's my dream man and a wonderful character. I also have to agree with the Amazon reviews, I always post reviews on Amazon, I'm part of the Amazon Vine programme, but I've found that I've had some pretty scathing comments on some of my reviews. I can't begin to imagine how those sort of comments would make an author feel.
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