April 22, 2012 in Blog
After having read & reviewed both Diary of a Mummy Misfit & The darker side of Mummy Misfit books, I’ve had a lot of twitter conversations with the fantastic author of both books Amanda Egan, which usually result in a laughing session!
For all her avid fans book 3 is well under way & you can read the 1st chapter here. The book should be hitting the marketplace in June & trust me I’m counting down the day’s till it’s released.
Well Amanda laid down the gauntlet & left herself wide open when asking if anyone wanted to send her some interview questions. How on earth could I refuse???
I’ve never laughed so hard whilst thinking of the questions or reading her responses!
Let me know what you think!
Champagne or wine?
One glass of champagne, several of wine!!
Supermarket shopping or internet shopping (gotta love customer services!)
I’d love to do internet shopping but I have to take my mum on her weekly shop so this isn’t an option for me. This can be a nightmare – see my older blog post here.
1 book, 1 cd, 1 snack, 1 piece of clothing, 1 luxury item, 1 personal hygiene product (i.e shampoo, conditioner, deo) 1 electronic item & 1 person to take on a desert island.
Ooh tricky! The book would probably be a big fat Maeve Binchy, possibly Quentins. So many great characters and a cracking plot. The snack would be Marmite toast – easy. Clothing – a cool black, strappy maxi-dress – a la Margo in the Good Life – I could dress it up or down. Personal hygiene – shampoo because I can’t stand having dirty hair, it makes me bad tempered. Electronic item – my laptop. I’m lost without it. I can read, write, tweet, market my books and look up anything I need to know. The person would have to be my hubbie, it would be great to have some ‘grown-up’ time – if you get my drift. Teenagers never sleep so … well work it out! I blogged about my desert island holiday here.
A good book or a good movie?
What would it be?
A good book, definitely. I’m always reading. I have to or I wouldn’t be able to write. When my son was going through school phobia (older post here) I had to remain at the school every day for three years. I was reading a book a day then and it was from my car in the school car park that I wrote my first book. I never felt lonely or bored with all the fantastic characters my favourite authors had written. Once lost in a plot, the days would fly by.
Ideal realistic day/evening out & with who?
A day of shopping with my husband and son – buying anything we wanted – and lunch on the river somewhere. In the evening, hubbie and I would meet some friends for cocktails, see a show (with my new bladder – see below!) have a meal and then go on to a club and dance the night away.
Fantasy day/evening out & with who?
My dad died when I was eighteen and I was a real Daddy’s girl. It would be great to spend one more day with him. I’d be prepared for a few ‘telling offs’ – You smoke? You had sex? You drink? But I’d also like to know that he approves of me and what I’m doing. To kiss him and to sit on his lap, one last time would be lovely.
If you could change 1 thing about yourself what would it be?
If money was no object what would you do?
I’d pay my son’s school fees for next year (at this stage it looks like he may have to leave), clear our debts and then order thousands of copies of my books and have a full-blown book launch (you’re invited!) I’d shop til I dropped, book a holiday and then come home refreshed to market my books successfully.
If I was to look in your handbag now would there be anything embarrassing in it?
Not really, no. Although when my son was younger, it was a nightmare. He had an obsession with stones and elastic bands (he still does, a bit) so my bag would be full of them. Add those to half eaten cereal bars, rice-cakes, baby-wipes and juice cartons and it wasn’t a pretty sight.
Hubby comes home late, slightly worse for wear, you’re grumpy with him, he get’s amorous, negligée or passion killing flannelette PJ’s & the cold shoulder?
Cold shoulder, without a doubt. It would be so out of character for him so I’d be suspicious. And he’d be in the spare room!
Book 3 is nearing completion what book title sums you up?
Diary of a Mummy Misfit really is the perfect title for me. Although the books are fiction, they really do tell the story of how I felt. Mixing with the monied set when you’re broke is quite an uncomfortable feeling.
Parachute jump or wing walking?
Oh perlease!!! Knitting! I would NEVER do either of the above. My hubbie calls me ‘Chicken Sh*t’ as I’m the biggest coward going. I happily admit to it. I blogged about other things I wouldn’t do, here.
What or who would you send into Room 101?
Oh so many things but on a day to day basis, clingfilm. I hate it, it hates me. I swear it rolls itself into a ball the minute it hears me approaching the cupboard. And yet it slithers obediently from the tube for hubbie. Other 101′s are here.
Your were in Grange Hill a few years ago if you could be in a TV show now what would it be?
I’d love to go on Strictly Come Dancing. The discipline, the weight-loss, the clothes, the men. The only downside would be the judges and I’d probably cry if they were mean to me. I also blogged about this, here.
If you were a TV landlady who would you style yourself on & why?
I think Margo from The Good Life would make an hilarious landlady. She’s such a snob and would be vile to her guests. Ooh, I feel a book coming on!
What’s the most unhealthy thing in your fridge?
Wine and chocolate. I can’t live without them. Simples!
Bridget Jones comfort or cheese grater thongs?