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Hello and welcome to the new edition of Chat with Authors

These where the questions for the October Halloween as as it was Halloween we decided they would we would have fun with the questions 

If you were asked to write a script for a new horror movie, what would the plot be ?

How long do you think you would last in a horror movie ?

What's the creepiest question you've been asked by anyone ?

Finale question you can either answer A, Your writing at your desk when a zombie apocalypse breaks out, your weapon is what ever is directly to your left. What is this weapon ?

Or

B, As a child did you go trick or treating ? Also can you remember what you were dressed as ?

Or if they where feeling adventurous they could answer both



The last guest for this edition of Chat with Authors is Scott Meehan

I like realistic horror-the unseen world of spiritual warfare: Demons battling Angels. So, to bring them in behind the scenes, I’d write a post apocalyptic script but will keep the specifics secret for the moment because I am writing one now.

I would last the whole movie because I am divinely protected and am a survivor.

“If you were to die today, would you be going to heaven or hell?”

A. A zombie Evaporator.

Detects biological zombies and sends out a wide blasting area that affects only zombies.

B. Yes, I went trick or treating. My mother always dressed me as the devil. I’m not really sure why unless it was because the devil was the scariest creature she could think of.



My second guest this evening is the talented English author N Joy

 A horror movie script........ oh, don't watch or write a lot of horror, I scare myself!!The Ark - where children go in two by two but don't come out again.

I think I'd last either 5 minutes before getting got by trying to reason with the killer or til the end by hiding, probably the hiding - self preservation the whole way!!

I'm not sure on the creepiest question........... I'll think on that one. I did get asked is Jill based on me..... unless I'm a Victorian serial Killer it's unlikely, and she's not a nice character, so probably more offensive than creepy!!

Answer for question A. Luckily I've just finished cutting up plastic for an eco- bottle so I have a large pair of very sharp scissors too my left. I think I might do OK with that, good grip and sharp pointy end. Good job you didn't choose right as I have a kitten on that side - don't think he's gonna be much use on a zombie unless I an cuteness it to re-death. xxx



My first of two guests this evening is the lovely Robert Southworth

1. Cant write horror, it's difficult to write while hiding behind a pillow.

2. Quite some time because im not daft, i wouldn't go exploring the cellar armed with just a sodding torch.

3. Do you take this woman?

4. The wife is on my left. Im starting to feel sorry for the zombies.



Good evening everybody my guest tonight is the lovely Mari Collier

If were asked to write a script for a new horror movie, what would the plot be?

Werewolves take over the world. The few humans left would need to hide during the full moon time. One couple strive to find the poison to kill them before all human kind have been destroyed. Then they realize one dark eve there is a solution if they are able to somehow have the hungry werewolves act as their own executioners. Of course, they run into the problem of one falls for the beautiful woman werewolf and the other for the handsome male werewolf. Which side will inherit the Earth?

How long do you think you would last in a horror movie?

The attendants might throw me out after about thirty minutes. I have a tendency to laugh loudly when everyone else is screaming.

What's the creepiest question you've been asked by anyone?

What was it like to meet the aliens in your book ? The person really thought I had met them. Weird.

Your writing at your desk when a zombie apocalypse breaks out, your weapon is what ever is directly to your left. What is this weapon?

My husband’s Bowie knife that I had purchased for one of his Christmas presents.

B, As a child did you go trick or treating ? Also can you remember what you were dressed as? Or if you're feeling adventurous you can answer both.

I lived on a farm in Iowa. No one went trick or treating, nor did we dress up for Halloween. Mama considered it an evil, pagan holiday. I didn’t go to a Halloween Party until I was fourteen. I wasn’t allowed to dress up then either.



Continuing with our October edition my next guest is Daniel Hooberry

If you were asked to write a script for a new horror movie, what would the plot be ?

Knife's Tell of course the prequel to Jack the Ripper.

How long do you think you would last in a horror movie ?

Until the writers quit writing sequels about me.

What's the creepiest question you've been asked by anyone ?

I have not been asked a creepy question but I have been asked regular questions in an unquestionable creeper style.

 A, Your writing at your desk when a zombie apocalypse breaks out, your weapon is what ever is directly to your left. What is this weapon ?

Meat Cleaver, Butcher Knife, Truncheon, Sword, Cane, and few five pound book. 

B, As a child did you go trick or treating ?

I went every year. Also can you remember what you were dressed as ?

From everything as a ghost to a pirate, superman, cowboy, wolfman, Frankenstein, astronaut, vampire, most of the popular things from the 60's



My guest this evening is the award winning author AJ Griffiths Jones

1. My horror movie plot would be about a gravedigger who can communicate with the dead that he puts ithishe ground but things get scary when the souls start following him home & scaring his family. P.S. all rights reserved just in case I actually decide to make this into a script!

2. I’m a complete wuss & would last about five minutes in a horror movie, especially if it involved clowns or dolls!

3. The creepiest question I’ve ever been asked is ‘Do you think ‘Jack the Ripper’ was one of your ancestors? Believe me, if he was, I would have written my final solution of the case years ago!

4. The weapon directly on my left to outwit the zombies is Humphrey my cat. I’m not at all worried, his bite is much worse than any creature of the walking dead.

5. I did go trick or treating when I was young, but if I remember correctly I always insisted on wearing the ‘Angel Gabriel’ costume that my mum made me for the church nativity play. I don’t think I ever got many treats in my basket for that.

Thank you AJ



Hello to everyone,on the years spookiest day my guest is the horror writter Doug Lamoreux

If you were asked to write a script for a new horror movie, what would the plot be ?

Plot, vital to a mystery, is unimportant in a horror film. Situation is important. I would write relatable characters, in an isolated setting, barred from their goal by a GREAT evil. It would feature a half-dozen scares (three worth talking about when the lights come up) and be set in a location I would like to visit (at the producer’s expense).

How long do you think you would last in a horror movie ?

I died in all three films listed on my IMDB page, but only one was a horror film. I’m one for two in horror. As an actor turned horror writer, I now know the tropes and, in theory at least, should last until the end credits. I won’t answer the phone. I won’t wander off alone. If the windows are covered in flies, I won’t rent the house. Once sure the villain is dispatched, I’ll still hang on to my weapon. I’ll get to the sequel somehow.

What’s the creepiest question you’ve been asked by anyone ?

"Don’t you think there’s already enough horror in the world?" asked in unison by two Jehovah’s Witnesses wearing matching smiles. (On second thought, the question was fine; it was the smiles were creepy.)

Finale question. if you’re feeling adventurous you can answer both.

A, Your writing at your desk when a zombie apocalypse breaks out, your weapon is what ever is directly to your left. What is this weapon ?

An eight inch tall aluminum coffee mug. Not the original blunt instrument, perhaps, but it’ll do. (And there’s coffee!)

B, As a child did you go trick or treating ?

Also can you remember what you were dressed as ?

I did; twice memorably. As a low-budget ‘ghost’ parading from classroom to classroom in grade school, I stepped on my bedsheet, fell (losing my candy), and split my head on an upright iron heat register. And, as a young adult, managing my own service (petrol) station, I made myself up as a chimpanzee from Planet of the Apes and came out of hiding to wash the windshields of unsuspecting customers. The first memory, with the laughter of the other children still ringing in my ears, did more to shape the man I would become than the second. (Cue ‘Psycho’ theme!)

Thanks so much, Susie.

Happy Halloween!



Today's Halloween guests is the lovely Sea Caummisar

My plot for a horror movie would be based on a series I have already written. "The Deadly Reality Tv Series." The concept is simple, a reality television show that pays contestants to hurt themselves. I honestly believe that one day there will be a television show that evolves into a similar concept. Sometimes, people are desperate for money. And hurting yourself would be a quick way to earn some cash... 

Being a horror writer, I live and breath the genre. I have watched so many horror movies, that I feel like I could last in a horror flick. First of all, I would never run in high heels from a monster like so many women do in those flicks. I would have running shoes handy, and I would run from the danger (not walk). Also, I know to stay away from haunted and creepy places, especially around Halloween when the spirits are restless.

Once, someone asked me what my thoughts were on 'A Serbian Film'. That was creepy just because the movie is so disturbing. I do not recommend for anyone to watch it. It's probably the most disturbing movie ever.

To the left of my computer I always have my Kindle. I hope it's durable enough to bash in some zombie brains!!! LOL

Thank you Sea 



Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the start of a week long Halloween edition of Chat with Authors, our first guest is the very talented Emma Pullar

If you were asked to write a script for a new horror movie, what would the plot be?

Oooo, um... I would probably adapt my first short story, London's Crawling. It was published in a charity anthology called Dark Minds. It's about human spider hybrids called Spians that infest Central London.

How long do you think you would last in a horror movie?

It depends on the kind of horror movie. I fancy my chances killing zombies; they move slow and I'm pretty sure I could work a chainsaw but when it comes to evading a psychopath, I have metal in my knee and I can run fast when scared but not for very long.

What's the creepiest question you've been asked by anyone?

Can we video chat?

Seriously, strange men should never message random women and ask this! 

A. You're writing at your desk when a zombie apocalypse breaks out. Your weapon is whatever is directly to your left. What is this weapon?

My weapon is my cat, Rupert. My grandmother once told me that if an intruder broke into my house I should throw the cat at them. I think this would also work well for zombies. Rupert would scratch them to bits.

B. As a child did you go trick-or-treating? Also, can you remember what you were dressed as?

MiI did go Trick-or-Treating as a child. One year I went dressed as a skeleton and the next I was a bat and on one occasion I was Alice in Wornderland. These days I enjoy taking my kids around the village every Halloween. It's so much fun!

Thank you Emma



In this edition of Chat with Authors we ask the authors

If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be? 

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

What is the first thing you notice about person?

What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?

What's the best gift you've ever been given?

We also welcome a new guest author Pam Lecky

To all the guests we send a huge thank you for their support and their time.



My last guest in this edition of Chat with Authors is the lovely Sea Caummisar

I have always been fascinated with Oscar Wilde. I think he would be a very interesting dinner partner. I loved the way that he stood out in his own time period, and I wonder how he would be perceived in this day and age.

The strangest thing I have ever eaten.... I'm not proud of it, but on a dare I ate one my dogs peanut butter bones. I'm always willing to try anything once. And I never turn down a dare.

Rainy afternoons are perfect for reading and writing. Nature seems to inspire me. Rain is one of the most beautiful things.

The best gift I have ever been given was my dog. His name is Butch, and he's a rescue dog. A boxer. I couldn't live without him.

Thank you Sea



This evening's chat is with the lovely Mari Collier

  If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be?

This is a most difficult question. Of course, I would want both my husband and my son, but I could not bear the heartbreak of losing them again.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

Some would say it is blut wurst (blood sausage), but I loved that. What always stuck with me is that my paternal grandmother would always ask me (when we visited) if I wanted zwieback. I ate one once. It was a dry, twice toasted biscuit. I always wondered why she thought I would like that; especially when I had a box of animal crackers with me.all about this. Then there was the time in Arizona, my father bought a can of rattlesnake meat home. That had to be the strangest food I've ever tasted or eaten. No, we never bought anymore.

What is the first thing you notice about person?

Their eyes. They tell so much about a person. Do they look at you directly? Do they light up with laughter or do they remain dull while the person pretends to laugh or act like they are glad to meet the other person.

What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?

I’m an author. Of course, I’m going to say read.  I have a whole stack of books I’m supposed to read.

What's the best gift you've ever been given? 

My husband had been working out of town on a houses located on beach property. He had been gone for two weeks and made it back the night of my birthday. It was too late to go anywhere, but without bothering to take off his brown Stetson,  he handed me an eleven and one-half by four and one-half wooden plaque with the head of a bull and the words: Cows may come and go, But the Bull goes on forever. He must have seen my eyebrows elevating to my forehead for he stood there and asked, “That aint going to work, is it?”  “No,” I replied. Then we both broke into laughter.

Thank you Mari



Our next guest is Janis Wilson

If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be? Tough call. My first instinct as a writer is to choose Shakespeare. What would be more romantic than a candlelight dinner with a man who speaks such beautiful poetry? I’d like to thank him for writing every perfect thing imaginable 400 years before I came along. Now I have a great excuse that I can’t be expected to recreate writing perfection since it has already been done.

But I’m also madly in love with the Beatles. I loved John Lennon’s music, his humor his writing and, above all, his activism for peace. Tbere couldn’t be a better dinner guest than John Lennon.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

Chicken feet. But I won the bet.

What is the first thing you notice about person?

Being 4’11, I take note of the person’s height. What really stays with me, though, is the person’s sense of humor. If he’s British, he’s sure to have a quick and sharp wit. What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon? Rainy afternoons are the perfect atmospheric condition for enjoying mystery or suspense novels. A little sherry or a cup of tea sweeten the experience.

What's the best gift you've ever given?

My husband is a baseball fan. I’m not. I’ve surprised him with tickets to the All-Game in Cincinnati and to Fenway Park in Boston. He got to meet the widow of his baseball idle, Roberto Clemente, who was gracious and kind. I rounded out the trilogy with a trip to Cleveland where we tore ourselves away from the Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame to see the Indians play ball.

The best gift I’ve ever received was when my husband surprised me with a ticket to the 125th anniversary Ripper Conference in Whitechapel. I enjoyed the tour, bought lots of books, met pleasant, knowledgeable people and learned a lot. More importantly, seeing the streets of Whitechapel showed me how easily the killer could have escaped with police close behind. It inspired me to write my first book, Goulston Street.

Thank you Janis 



My next guest is the lovely Brian L. Porter

 1. I'd have loved to share lunch with my great--great-grandfather, Joseph Dos Santos. At the time of the British Raj in India, Joseph, who was Portuguese/Indian was a very wealthy man who owned a fleet of three ships, which operated out of Macau and carried indigo, (my family owned indigo factories in India), spices and heroin all over the world. Heroin was perfectly legal in those days and heroin dens were popular in most countries and were prevalent in London especially. Even the legendary Sherlock Holmes was a regular user in the Conan Doyle books. Joseph apparently had a bit of a reputation as something close to a pirate. He would reportedly do almost anything to ensure his ships secured the best cargoes and wasn't shy when it came to putting a rival's ship out of commission if it helped his business interests. What a conversation I could have had with him. He'd certainly have provided me with some great background for one of my books.

2. The strangest thing I've ever eaten wasn't that odd by today's standards. It was calamari (squid) while on holiday years ago in Mallorca. I only tried it once. The horrible, chewy, tasteless rings were revolting and I have never tried it a second time.

3. The first thing I notice about a person is their eyes. You can read so much about someone by looking into their eyes which if you look closely enough, reveal much about the person's personality. For example, when I first started going out with my wife, Juliet, who was separated from her husband, having left him because of his cruelty and abuse, she showed me a small photograph of him, (she'd destroyed all but that one) and I immediately said, "He's got really evil eyes." She then went on to tell me the extent of his abuse, which horrified me, and how he had held their two children hostage in a house and that it needed an armed police siege for her to get her children back. He'd been prosecuted for assaulting her and had done things to her that I can't repeat here. I saw that evil in his eyes and couldn't understand how she couldn't see it too. It's maybe a skill I have that not everyone possesses but it's rarely let me down.

4. On a rainy afternoon I can concentrate purely on my writing. I shut the world out and just retreat into the fictional world of my latest novel.

5. The best gift I've ever been given was the love of my wife, Juliet. After all she'd been through in her previous, abusive marriage, the fact that she loved and trusted me and was prepared to share that love with me was and still is a priceless gift, that just grows deeper as time goes by. No one could have given me a thing of such value and I will always be grateful to her for giving me the greatest ever gift.

Thank you Brian



Today we have a wee chat with the delightful Phil Price

My Father. He passed away eight years ago and I miss him so much. He was a wonderful man.

I've eaten deep fried locust in Bangkok. Quite nice actually, and you can pick your teeth afterwards with the stick. Lol.

Their smile. It can transform a person from a seemingly dour individual to a warm and welcoming soul.

Reading a long book, in an easy chair, with the Penguin Cafe Orchestra playing in the background. Specific, I know😎 Oooh.

Toughie. Probably, the gift of life. I wont draw diagrams. Lol

Thank you Phil



Evening everyone tonight's lovely guest is Eve Gaal

 If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be?

I’d love to have lunch with the First Lady in the Rose Garden.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

Escargot. Hated it. Just as slimy as it sounds, but garlicky.

What is the first thing you notice about person?

Usually, I look at the eyes.

What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon? Reading or crocheting

What's the best gift you've ever given?

My heart.

Thank you Eve



My guest this evening is the lovely AJ. Griffiths-Jones

1. I’d like to have lunch with Andrea Bocelli, he’s my idol. I really admire what he’s achieved despite becoming blind at an early age & perhaps he might even serenade me over dessert!

2. I ate a lot of strange things during my ten years living in China, donkey meat, duck tongue, deep-fried fish bones, birds nest soup, but the worst was definitely raw whale meat presented to me by my boss while working in Japan. He didn’t tell me what it was until after I’d eaten it as he knew I would have refused to eat it.

3. I always notice a person’s eyes first. They say it’s the window to the soul & I believe that. You can tell a lot just by gazing at someone, whether they’re sad, honest or genuine.

4. For me the best way to spend a rainy afternoon is in front of a log fire with my cat, a large glass of wine & a book that I can lose myself in.

5. It’s hard to pick just one present, as my husband is brilliant at picking unusual gifts for me, so I’m going to cheat and pick two! A first edition of ‘The Trial of Doctor Thomas Neill Cream ‘ (those who have read my books will know why) & the other is a vintage chaise longue covered in bespoke fabric, the only one of its kind, that he treated me to last week!

Thank you AJ



My next guest is the lovely Chris Botrayi

1. Hmm. There’s many I would love to meet and have met, but a favourite would be Stephen Fry. He’s an amazing man who has not only been through the grinder in his personal life, has a frightening intellect!

2. I’m not really what you would call an adventurous eater, but beans - yes beans. Weird texture, taste and downright blurgh!

3. The first thing I tend to notice about a person is their smile and eyes. Some people’s eyes sparkle when they have a dazzling smile, and this can light up the day.

4. Normally lying on the sofa watching Netflix. After that if I’m not working then it’s in bed. I do love sleep!

5. I don’t know really. Getting a card and a Teaching Assistant mug from a former student was really nice. It made all the hard work really worthwhile.

Thank you Chris



Our next guest is the lovely and very talented Amanda Harvey Purse

If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive who would it be?

That is an extremely hard question, my mind raced to try to find an answer however it couldn't settle on one answer. So all i can do is tell you in what order my mind went. Firstly, the actor Jeremy Brett, Stephen Fry, the mechanic Guy Martin, ex F1 driver Button, and Lucy Worsley and Susannah Lipscombe.Although the last two I have met and worked with however never had a 'lunch' with.

What is the strangest thing you have eaten?

Nothing what I would call strange. I am not adventurous with my food, I know what I like and stick to it! 😂

What is the first thing you notice about a person?

Now that is a fascinating question. I have a touch of Sherlock Holmes in me that I have no control over and happens within a spilt second of meeting someone. It started when I was very young and has carried on until now. The only way I can describe it is, if you have ever watched the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Holmes show, and as a viewer we get to see words come up on screen of everything that Sherlock Holmes is seeing, that happens with me. So I don't see one thing I see lots of things in the first glance.

What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?

Writing, reading researching, so basically time travelling to a certain time within history that is so very different to our own. Granted, I would also say that doesn't have to happen on a rainy afternoon, any weather would do! 😂

What is the best gift you have ever been given?

Thinking a little outside the box here, I was extremely lucky to have two parents that love history, athough they do it in different ways. My father is very factual whereas my mother is very emotional when it comes to the history. This has meant I had the best of both worlds while growing up. I am both factual and emotional when I write about history. It is a gift they have given me that means the world to me.

Thank you Amanda always a pleasure to have you take part



Good morning our guest today is the true crime author Michael Hawley

Thank you Michael for taking part in the edtion 

If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be?

Oh, there are so many! Who comes to mind is Scotland Yard’s Inspector First Class Walter Andrews. I just found a quote from him referring to the Whitechapel murders, stating, “No one has ever seen him approach or leave his victim,” which corroborates Macnaghten’s comment that no one has seen the murderer. So much for eyewitness accounts! Also, he would know the details in their investigation of Tumblety.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? 

When I was in the Philippines, I ate balut, which is a bird embryo!

What is the first thing you notice about person?

If they have a positive or negative demeanor. Smiles are inviting and not at all threatening. What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon? -Research. I’m supposed to be editing my fiction novel, Jack’s Lantern, but I catch myself writing articles for Ripperologist on my new finds.

What's the best gift you've ever given? 

AnythingI give my wife (happy wife, happy life!), which includes my kids, a stable relationship, a safe home. Ok, ok, it’s wishy-washy, but true. I also love Christmas gifts to my kids, as they rip open the packages!



Good morning everybody to cheer as up on this wet and dull day we have a chat with the lovely Angie Mackrell

Morning

If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be?

Alive would have to be Mitch Albom. His books are my favourite. I absolutely loved 'Tuesdays with Morrie' and I'm so looking forward to reading 'The next person you meet in Heaven'.

Dead would be my dad and it would be an epic lunch because we sure knew how to do food together. Others though would be, Tom Hanks. I love pretty much every film he has been in and he's been everything from a dad, a man stuck on an island, a toy, a child, and an astronaut, to name a few. I also happen to think he is a very genuine person.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

I would say it would be one of these ice cream little parcels you can get in little Tokyo because it's basically ice cream inside of a rice pouch. Not a fan, but then most people think that marmite and marmalade on toast together is very strange...but I love it! What is the first thing you notice about person? I have absolutely no idea, I think it's different of each person.

What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?

If it was just me, then I would be in my pj's under a thick duvet with a strong hot coffee and a good book...but I have two little children, so probably organising 100's of activities to keep them entertained till they can run off their energy outside again.

What's the best gift you've ever given?

My best friend back home had wanted a Tiffany bracelet for all of her adult life (up until she told me I had no idea what one was) but never got it. So I saved up because she meant a lot to me. I got 'Sister' engraved on it and gave it to her just before I left to come move over to England. I think she loved it and I felt great being able to make her wish come true. And we still have a great friendship even though we live in different countries.

Thank you 



Good morning and welcome to our next guest Matt Leyshon

 Hi

If you could have lunch with one person alive or dead, who would it be?

A tough one, as I would love to have lunch with several for varying reasons. I think I would have to go with sentiment and say my dad. I lost him 9 years ago and so much has happened in that time. I would love to fill him in on those things. Show him pictures of the grandchildren he never got to meet.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

I ate snails, or escargot, once. When I was a kid I once made myself a Fruit Loop sandwich (with butter of course). It took one mouthful to realize that it was a bad idea.

What is the first thing you notice about a person?

Actually it's a couple of things. Eyes, undoubtedly. If we're shaking hands then the type of handshake is significant to me as well as how they carry themselves over those first few sentences.

What do you think is the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?

You would think reading or writing would be ideal but I am actually distracted easily when it's raining and have a hard time to get into either. I love watching movies or playing board games, especially if it's with the kids.

What's the best gift you've ever been given?

In terms of sentimental value it has to be a baseball/softball mitt. It introduced me to softball, where I played for 15 years and coached for 20. A life time of memories and friends and I would consider my mitt being the "gateway gift" to all of it. My wife and I also received a check for our Birthdays that played a big part in us flying over to Australia with my kids. Going there isn't easy to do so to have had made a lot easier on this occasion was wonderful. Of course the trip was incredible and naturally, I didn't want to leave.

Thank you Matt



To kick of the new edition of chat with authors we offer a warm welcome to author Pam Lecky who is new to our site

Hi Susan,

Here are my answers:

1. I'd love to have lunch with my great grandfather to hear about the events of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916. His business and home were destroyed (thankfully no one was hurt). The family never returned. Some day I'd like to write about what it must have been like.

2. Strangest thing I've ever eaten (maybe!) was chocolate digestives in a burger bun, when I was a kid. I have no idea why I loved this combination.

3. The first thing I notice about a person is their eyes.

4. The best way to spend a rainy afternoon is reading by the fire, or plotting my next book. 5. The best gift I have ever received was my first digital camera. My boyfriend (now husband) brought it back from the US for me. At the time, they were very expensive in Ireland.