Happy Hump Day my lovelies and Happy May! I’m so excited to have Sue Moorcroft talking to us today on Meet the Author! I love her books and if you haven’t read anything from her yet then you really should! She has a new book coming out tomorrow….what a great place to start!! Anyway, let’s get on with it and hear from the wonderful Sue…..
Tell us a bit about yourself:
A Sunday Times and international bestselling author who has hit the coveted #1 spot in the UK Kindle chart, I write books about life and love that reflect the world I see. I’ve also written short stories, serials, novellas, columns, articles, courses and a writing guide. I was born in Germany in a British Army family and have lived in Malta and Cyprus. I live in the UK now.
What inspired you to start writing?
I think it’s more compulsion than inspiration. Ever since I realised, as a child, that someone created the words on the page, I’ve wanted to do it. It has been a long road and for many years I’d do anything to do with writing to bring in fees.
How many books have you written and published?
(2 May 2019) will be my fourteenth novel. There’s also a writing guide. Some of my serials are on Amazon as ebooks but they’re actually novella-length.
Which book, out of all the books you have written, is your favourite and why? (If relevant)
I honestly can never choose. It’s like being asked to choose a favoured member of your family! I like whichever book is doing well for me at the time.
How do you choose the names of your characters?
Often, when I see a name I like I store it up in my mind to use in the future, especially for heroes and heroines. I also have books of babies’ names or look online for names that were popular in the year of a character’s birth. Occasionally I ask for suggestions from my street team (Team Sue Moorcroft) and then choose from what they come up with.
Which of your characters would you want to be stranded on an island with, and why?
I’m going to say Aaron from because he’s a gardener and he’d make sure I didn’t eat anything poisonous.
Who is your favourite author and which of their books is your favourite, and why?
There are so many! It depends on my mood. Having said that, the first non-children’s book I remember reading and adoring was Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice. Everything he ever published is on a shelf just behind my computer. That book perhaps kicked off my appetite for love stories.
What is the first thing you can remember writing?
‘My News’ at school, I suppose. I used to get ‘Dirty and untidy!’ written over everything because my handwriting was (and often still is) rubbish. I have now got over rubbing things out with my finger though.
What other jobs have you done other than being an author?
I worked in a bank as a secretary straight out of college (my only full-time proper job ever) and did a variety of part-time jobs for Motor Cycle News, a typesetter and a joinery business.
If you could get in a time machine and had one chance to travel, where would you go? (Backwards or forwards!)
I would go backwards to spend time with loved ones I have lost. Going forwards would be too scary.
What are your favourite things to do?
Read. Watch Formula 1 (I’m a total F1 bore), hang out with my friends and do my classes in dance, yoga and piano. And write, obvs.
What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
Last summer I was giving a talk about the road to publication. One of my slides depicted a letter from an editor of a now defunct magazine and was dated more than twenty years earlier. The editor who signed it turned out to be in the audience!
If you could give your younger writing self any advice what would it be?
When an agent or editor shows interest in you they are not just being polite! They are showing interest in you.
Name one book you think everyone should read?!
by Sue Moorcroft. 😊 Failing that, The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard. This book blew me away a few months ago.
And finally, tell us about your most recent book and where we can find it?
is about Clancy who has been let down by everyone she cares about – by her fiancé, let down in a particularly spectacular and painful way. Wanting to get away from it all she heads off to look after some holiday cottages in which her cousin Alice has a half-share in a tiny north Norfolk village called Nelson’s Bar. She’s kind of shoved aside the fact that she has a history there … and so does Alice.
WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.
WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!
WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.
WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.
PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…
GET IN TOUCH NOW TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!
Where to find Sue online: ~ ~ ~
Thank you for inviting me onto your lovely blog to chat.
Thank you Sue for taking part! it was lovely to get to know you a little bit more and I’m looking forward to your new book Summer to Remember which is out TOMORROW!!!
Thanks for reading my lovelies. Any questions/comments, for me or Sue then give us a shout out below, or contact Sue on social media.
Have a wonderful day!