Interview with Linzi Waghorn

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a village in Kent, England called Swanscombe. i have 3 sisters and i am child number 3, being in a small village there isn't much for teenage kids to do, so we spent most of our time listening to music. in 1995 the backstreet boys arrived on the radio and then on tv and I instantly fell in love with them. what influenced my books? well after going to my first Backstreet boys concert in 1998 I had a respect for the bands music and talent. I had written songs myself for a vocal harmony group that i was in myself and a few poems, but in August 1998 during the summer holidays for some reason listening to the boys on cassette and along with a few of my friends and family the book just came to life.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
the greatest joy of writing for me is just being able to get away from my normal day to day life. i can just put in my earphones, stick on some of my favorite music and i can be wherever i like and do whatever i like in my stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot to me, it gives me a sense of being and I like to make others happy with my books. as i read them and laugh at my own jokes i hope that my fans are getting the same laughs as i am out them.
What are you working on next?
I am working on 2 books at the moment, i have another Linzi's Diary book on it's way and another about angels and demons. i am hoping that i can show people that i can write something other than Backstreet Boys fan fiction.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
when I'm not writing i am a full time mum, when i don't have my children i am usually out socializing or singing Karaoke in my living room.x
Describe your desk
my desk is just a corner of my sofa, i have my laptop and 2 hard back books for jotting down ideas. i like to be comfortable when i write.
When did you first start writing?
i starting writing in 1998, the first 5 books in the series were written along with friends and family. we would take in turn to write as if we were having the conversations. we would each be different characters, we would never discuss what was going to happen or where the book would take us. we would just let our imaginations take over, laughing and joking along the way.x
What's the story behind your latest book?
the latest book that i am writing at the moment is called 'Linzi's Diary Back to The Beginning' . After an accident Brian Littrell finds himself no longer in 2031 but right back to 1998, he has the chance to re-live the past few years over again giving him the chance to change any of the wrongs that he made the first time around.x
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
my children inspire me to get out of bed each day, also all of my readers that have read the series so far on wattpad,com. it always gives me a lift when i read all the awesome messages and words of encouragement that i get. x
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
i do remember the first story as that is the first Linzi's Diary in the series, but i find myself reading the books from the start now and then and i completely forgot the things that i had written, i do find myself laughing at some of the lines and then realizing that i wrote them.
What is your writing process?
i write my books using music, preferably while listening to the Backstreet Boys. i may swap to some Ed Sheeran or Boys to Men if i get writers block. most of the time it's the song that i'm listening to at the time that gives me the ideas for the story at the time.x
Published 2016-01-07.
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Books by This Author

Linzi's Diary
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Backstreet Boys Fan Fiction, Where it all begins. Swanscombe UK 1998, Linzi wins a competition to meet her idols the Backstreet Boys. In the series of books we will watch as they change in their lives over time, meet new characters and follow them as they fall in and out of love as well as share in their ups and downs. a roller coaster of a story with many twists and turns to come.