I am part of the Murder at Mistletoe Manor Book tour and my section of this book tour is doing a Q&A with the lovely author,Holly.I will link the other hosts at the end of this posts so you can see what they posted on their blogs.Hopefully, you will enjoy the Q&A we did and if you are an author looking to promote your book I am happy to work with you so just fill out the contact form and we can work from there.
What inspired you to write the book Murder at Mistletoe Manor?
I love old houses and inns, and I’ve wanted to write a cosy mystery. I could picture Mistletoe Manor, so I decided to tell a story about it.
What writers would you say are your inspiration and why?
Writers who inspire me: Stephen King because he’s the best a realistic creepiness. Sophie Kinsella because I love her sense of humour and lightness. Margaret Atwood because she can make simple, realistic scenarios so fascinating, and strange scenarios seem so believable.
If Murder at Mistletoe Manor was to become a movie who would be your dream cast?
Ooh! I’m terrible at this. Honestly, and people think this is strange, my characters don’t really look like anything in my head. They’re more like invisible personalities. But I’ll play along and pick a few people.
Klarinda: Emma Stone
Myrtle: Jennifer Coolidge (from Two Broke Girls)
Pierre: Patrick Stewart
What advice would you give for young writes like me who want to become an author?
Write all the time. Read all kinds of books. Become obsessed with grammar and words. If you can find it, watch episodes of Wordsmith (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordsmith_(TV_series), a kids’ show from the 1960’s-70’s.
How did you write this book? Eg did you pick the title and write or write then pick the title or did you plan the story or did you just write the story?
I don’t map out stories. I get an idea and sometimes a title, and I go for it. Partway through, especially with a book like this, I make notes to myself about what has already happened, and what’s coming up next. For my longer books, I make a lot of notes to myself. But I’ve never been someone to create an outline and follow it step by step. To me, that would take most of the fun out of writing a book, and make it feel like a chore.
Do you find writing horror easier than romance?
I think romance is easier.
What fictional character would you want as your best friend?
Anne of Green Gables or Pippi Longstocking, if I was still a kid.
What fictional world would you like to live in?
I’d like to live in Domino magazine. Does that count?
Hopefully, you enjoyed the Q&A between me and Holly;here are the links for the other hosts doing this book tour. Go check them out.
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