after a reality TV disaster in New
Zealand. Safely anonymous in the big city, she’s
determined to stay under the radar from now on. But her attempts to build a new
life are complicated by unexpected visitors from her old one, and new dangers and
temptations lie in wait.
Underground – and the events that follow take her from Pooh Bear to the golden lights
of Paris, via a
trail of rock stars dead and alive. A family in disarray, a determined Swede, a
crazed Australian, and a childhood friend (who might yet be more than that) have
her all over the place as she tries to discover the American’s secret – while keeping
she eventually finds is something unexpected…sometimes, running away can lead
you to exactly what you didn’t know you needed.
names, ages, and occupations?
in the industry?
Association in the UK.
One of their published authors critiqued All Over the Place, and her advice helped
to shape it, and ultimately get it accepted by a publisher.
the story as it’s being given to you. There’s a definite magic happening in those
to be your mentor who would it be?
for getting right to the truth of things, with amazing dialogue and flawed but loveable
characters. I’m so sad we won’t have any more of her stories.
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
judge no matter what you do, so just go ahead and be yourself.
done before (or while) you were a writer?
Management, I’ve done all kinds of completely unrelated jobs – editing an international
medical journal, developing photos for the Commonwealth Games, temping in a London law firm, teaching English
as a second language to wayward teenagers, and lots more.
future of traditional publishing?
are delivered to readers, we’ll always need people to WRITE them!
moment of your life so far?
But something just me would be finishing my first book, All Over the Place. Even
if it had never been published, to actually follow it through and FINISH it was
a huge achievement. And I’m very happy it was published of course!
holiday and why?
The other was a long stint overseas, living in London
and travelling around Europe. Lots of the little
details in All Over the Place come from that time.
when you’re bored?
always something to think about. The real problem is turning your brain OFF – which
is a very good problem to have!
movie, who would you want to play you?
ever be, but I’m sure she could do a great New Zealand accent!
Please complete the sentences
as I go along!
washing in the corner.
an entire spring in Paris.
the beach because freedom is the most intoxicating thing they know.