Interview with Solene Anglaret

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a memoir called Where to Next? It is based on my experiences travelling and living abroad. It is a raw and honest story which invites the reader to reflect on where or what home means to them. I wrote it after relocating from China to Australia...
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Normandy called Louviers. The nature that surrounds my parents' home was where I found inspiration growing up and is definitely where I find inspiration today. It is walking along the beach, hiking a mountain or getting lost in a forest that most of my writing ideas come to me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a poem. I was seven years old and I won the local school competition. Sadly, I can't remember what it was about...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It might sound cheesy but the idea that I can make a difference in the world is what gets me out of bed. Every morning I start with a two-hour​ walk which really helps me to focus and keep going.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I travel, I act and/or I spend time with my partner, my friends and family.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read memoirs, novels and poetry.
How do you approach cover design?
Regarding cover design, I usually have a vision in mind which I draw (very badly). I combine it with a very detailed brief and send it to (a) designer(s).
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far, events, where I can meet readers face-to-face,​ have not only been the most effective but also the most enjoyable for me.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a children story called Where are you from? and a collection of poems called Where?
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean so much to me! I love chatting with them, getting to know them and hope my books can bring them laughter, joy and hope.
Published 2018-06-19.
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Books by This Author

Where to Next?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,070. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Where to Next? is a memoir that will take you on a journey that starts in France and goes through Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and finally Australia. It is filled with challenging experiences, fundamental lessons and unforgettable encounters. Written in short and witty snippets, it will captivate you and leave you to wonder where or what ‘home’ actually means to you.