Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Please welcome, friend and author, JV Baptie...

... to my blog today. Thanks for being here and I know how busy you are so I'll just get straight to the questions...

AW  What is your current release?
JVB The Forgotten will be published by Crooked Cat Books on June 13th, 2018.  It’s available to preorder now on Amazon

... and here's the blurb

What if everything was a lie?
Newly promoted byt not welcome in CID, Detective Sergeant Helen Carter is tasked with investigating a murder in an old abandoned picture house.  The case takes a chilling turn when the business card of an ex-cop is found at the scene.  Helen must piece together the case before the bodies mount up around her, and before the killer strikes too close to home...

AW   That sounds vey interesting.  What first got you into writing and why?
JVB I’ve always enjoyed writing from a young age. I really got the bug when I enrolled on a writing course with the Open University.  I wrote my novel for my dissertation project for my Master's course at Manchester Metropolitan University.

AW  You write crime fiction.  Is it all imagination or do you also undertake research?
JVB My novel took a lot of research to get all the police procedural aspects right and as my novel is set in Edinburgh in 1977, I spent time going through historical records.

AW  And what about other types of writing?  Have you ever dabbled with short stories, for instance, or other genres?
JVB I write short stories.  I currently have one on Amazon called  Stalker  It’s free at the moment.

AW  Famous authors, such as Roald Dahl and Dylan Thomas, had a special space for writing.  Do you have a writing ‘shed’ of your own?
JVB Sadly not.  I write where and when I can.  I have a small toddler to look after.  So whenever they nap I write.  Mostly I have my laptop on my knee on the sofa!

Ediburgh, the setting for The Forgotten
AW  Finally, if you had a whole afternoon to yourself and could choose to spend it with any one individual, living or dead or a character from a book, who would it be, and what would you want to discuss?
JVB That’s a hard question!  Probably my mum as I could show her my book and maybe read her some of it.

...about the author  J.V. Baptie graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017 with an MA in Creative Writing.  When not writing, she is also an actress and has appeared in a variety of children’s shows and stage plays. 

You can follow JV Baptie on her  website  on Twitter and on  Facebook

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