Interview with Jennifer Allan

What's the story behind your latest book?
The book is based in a house I used to live in in Ibiza. The opening observations are what I actually noticed one day standing in the swimming pool at twilight and so came the possibilities!
When did you first start writing?
I always loved to write since I was a child but only started writing seriously in around 2013
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Building characters and then introducing them to my readers and finding they like them. The nicer ones almost become like old friends
What are you working on next?
The sequel to Twilight´s edge! So many people have asked me what becomes of some of the characters.
Who are your favorite authors?
The dear departed James Herbert, whose death I´m not afraid to say made me cry, Barbara Erskine, Lucy M Boston (I still like to call into Green Knowe occasionally as an adult!) Adele Parkes, Jill Mansell, Cathy Kelly, Sheila O´Flanagan, Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella, Tom Graham and R.D Laing when I´m feeling serious.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Looking after the five of my six children who still live at home and I´m an obsessive pole fitness addict! So feeding children and hanging off poles essentially.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I was around seven and it was a dark tale of a group of abandoned children in some post apocalyptic scenario. Cheerful stuff for a seven year old !
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Una and Grubstreet, about a girl who kept a little carved wooden bear in her knicker leg, and it made me a tad anti establishment which really never left me. It also made me throw a block of wood down the stairs and demand my father make me a Grubstreet at ten o´clock one evening. He did and I still have it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Android mobile all the way.
Describe your desk
My bed. I always write in bed.
Published 2016-01-14.
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