Author Interview: Zosia Wand

Hello Zosia, a big bookish welcome to Bookaholic Confessions! Thank you so much for taking the time to appear on my blog. Would you like to start by introducing yourself?

I have been writing professionally for over twenty years.  At 30 I gave up my job to do a creative writing MA at Lancaster University.  I started out as a playwright, writing for Radio 4 and theatre.  I enjoy collaboration, working with actors and a director and having to relate everything back to physical action was immensely helpful in teaching me to write page-turning fiction.  My dream was always to write a novel and I wrote 5 before I was published.  I was writing women’s literary fiction, but it wasn’t commercial enough, so I decided to adapt a story I wanted to write into a genre I enjoy reading: a psychological thriller. That worked.

I am very excited about reading your latest novel, Trust Me (released 1st July 2017 with Head of Zeus)  It sounds fantastic… Can you tell us a bit more about it?

It’s the story of a young step-mother who has a close relationship with her teenage step son.  At 17, Sam is just 10 years younger than Lizzie.  In many ways he is more mature than his father and he and Lizzie have a strong bond.  But when Sam begins to behave out of character, and inappropriately, the issue of trust becomes paramount, and suspicion falls on Lizzie herself. 


Giveaway: Trust Me by Zosia Wand

I'm really excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Zosia Wand's amazing-sounding debut, Trust Me. As first novel’s go this one sounds absolutely fantastic and is one I'm really excited about reading. The lovely people at Head of Zeus have given readers of Bookaholic Confessions to opportunity to win one of two hardback copies of Trust Me.

The giveaway is UK only and closes on 23/10.

Who can you trust if you can't trust yourself?
Lizzie lives in the Lake District with her partner, Jonty, and his teenage son, Sam. Though she's only ten years older than her stepson, somehow their set-up works. They're a unit, a family.
But now Sam has become sullen and withdrawn – aggressive even – and Lizzie's sure something sinister is going on.
She's sure, but no one will believe her.
They think the problem is Lizzie herself.

Author Interview: Katerina Diamond

Katerina Diamond has taken the world of fiction by storm since the release of her debut novel, The Teacher, back in 2016. Her follow-up, The Secret, was also a massive success and has received some incredible reviews. Therefore it is with much excitement that I got to chat to the Sunday Times bestselling author about her latest offering, The Angel, which hit our bookshelves and e-readers last month and sounds prettyyyyy incredible...

I am very excited about reading your new novel, The Angel (released 21st September 2017 with Avon) Can you tell us a bit about the book?

The book sees the return of Imogen Grey and Adrian Miles. There were a few small things left in the air at the end of The Secret, The Angel sees a resolution to those particular storylines. Both Grey and Miles have new challenges to face both personally and professionally. Imogen’ Greys relationship with Dean Kinkaid is put to the test. Adrian has his own demons to battle, the past is catching up with him and it’s out to destroy his future.

Where do you find your inspiration when writing?

Katerina DiamondI mostly find it from other books and TV shows. I am inspired by stories, both fact and fiction. Sometimes something on TV will trigger a whole stream of thoughts about what would happen if this happened? What would happen if that happened?

The Angel is your third novel; do you still get nervous when your books are first released?

Very much so. In fact I know writers who have more than ten books out and they still get those publication day nerves. There is always the worry that no one will like it, or it wont do well – or you will get a barrage of mean reviews. It’s a strange feeling.