Interview with Martina Reilly

Who are your favorite authors?
I don't really have anyone. There are two however whose work I buy the minute it hits the shelves - Tana French and Anne Tyler. Both very different writers but both brilliant.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids, my dog and my life - which I love.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Running (badly), cooking (not quite as badly!), worrying about what my kids are up to, and having coffee with friends. I also act in plays and occasionally direct them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was based on Elvis' song - In the Ghetto - and was basically a rip off of the story in that song. I suppose, even as a child, i was interested in environment and how it shaped lives.
What is your writing process?
I generally write in the morning when the house is quiet and into the afternoon. I'm a quick writer and books and stories come very easily to me so I am generally very relaxed about getting the work done. I know I will be able to do it when the pressure is on.
Published 2016-07-30.
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Books by This Author

Free Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,410. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Three friends, two stories and one diary that could change everything. All Hannah has to do is read it.....
True Colours
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,190. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
There comes a time when you have to choose. Billy's time is here. He loves his brother Nick, but he also loves his girlfriend, Clara. At the end however, there is no contest....
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,140. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
It's not easy being a genius, especially when your family fail to realise it. Joey is music mad, he's in a great band - or so he thinks - and together with Anne, Trev, Mick (his best mate) and Domo, they enter a battle of the bands competition, ready to take on the world. Only one thing stands in the way of all this fame and glory - his Da, who has great plans for his only son.
Fast Car
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,060. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
April hates all things medicinal and yet her parents have her pinned down as the next Doctor Barnard. Things get worse when they dump her on a laid-back soccer-mad family that she doesn't know. Her life hits rock bottom when, despite the warnings, she falls for the maddest, craziest, wildest guy in town. But it's great when he falls for her!