Interview with Christen Notrelle

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Mr Galliano's Circus by Enid Blyton because I got to hitch a ride with the circus and live a life on the road.
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder because it introduced me to philosophy and had a great mystery to go along with it.
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich...because it was the first time a book had me rolling around in stitches on the kitchen floor at 3am trying to stop crying from laughing so hard!
Veronika Decides To Die by Paula Coelho...wow!
The Pinballs by Betsy Byars because it made me appreciate my family.
What do you read for pleasure?
I will read anything by Janet Evanovich and Jostein Gaarder. In the last few years I have added paranormal novels to my required reading! I love Richelle Mead, Amanda Hocking, Stacia Kane, Jana Oliver, Stephenie Meyer and Kendare Blake.
Who are your favorite authors?
Janet Evanovich, Jostein Gaarder, Richelle Mead, Patricia Cornwell, Sue Grafton, Jana Oliver, Dean Koontz, Amanda Hocking, Dan Brown...the list goes on!
Describe your desk
Oh, my desk is messy...not sure how I find anything.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work fulltime and am currently attempting a science degree. I love tap dancing (although I am not good at it!) and playing with my dog Macy. I catch up on reading in my university holidays.
When did you first start writing?
We began creative writing in grade 5 at school (10 years old) and I just loved it. I wrote mysteries and ghost stories, which usually included a mystery!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was called Kassandra's Disappearance. I wrote it when I was 10 years old. Oddly, it was very similar to a book I had just read called Who Stole Kathy Young!!! Funny that...
What is your writing process?
I scribble down ideas all the time, whether it be storylines or dialogue. Once I get a good idea of where the story will go, I set out the plot, then add subplots, etc etc
What are you working on next?
My next novel is a mystery set on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane in Australia.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have Kindle and Kobo on my tablet.
Published 2017-05-12.
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Books by This Author

Closer Than You Think
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Surveillance officer Georgina Brynn was used to observing people and uncovering their secrets. After surviving a suspicious car accident that killed her best friend Kimba, Georgina’s life is turned upside down. Tracing Kimba's travels to Prague, Georgina finds herself in a world of trouble. Her investigation into her friend's death is stepping on toes, with unthinkable consequences.