Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Welcome Accent Press author, Georgina Troy...
Hi, Georgina! It's such a pleasure to welcome you to my blog and have the chance to learn more about you and your latest release, A JERSEY BOMBSHELL! Wishing you much sales and success - let's start with my questions...
1.) What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a nurse (when I was about 5yrs), then an actress (about 10yrs) and then a vet, but I ended up running my own businesses and then after a divorce worked as a PA.
2.) Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
Tea, I love tea!
3.) What genre do you typically read? Why?
I read all genres depending on my mood, but particularly enjoy historical (usually around WW1 and WW2) and psychological thrillers. When I want a pick-me-up I read contemporary romances.
4.) Share a favourite childhood memory.
Meeting Tony Curtis when I was a teenager. I loved the film, The Vikings and also the Persuaders and couldn’t believe it when I met him. He was lovely and very handsome.
5.) Do you have any shameless addictions? ie. Tea, Books, Shoes, Clothes?
Chocolate! I eat FAR too much of it.
6.) What do you think is the biggest challenge of writing a new book?
Fretting that the book I end up writing won’t be nearly as good as the one I’d hoped to write.
7.) Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages a day?
I aim for 1,000 and often write up to 2,500 – 3,000.
8.) What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I loved writing the four current books in the Jersey Scene series. Although each book is a standalone story, the main characters from each one appear in the other books. Jersey is a small island and most of the locals know each other in some way, so it made sense to let the characters from each book pop up in the others. The books are based in Jersey and apart from A Jersey Kiss that is solely based on the island, the other three are also based somewhere else. A Jersey Affair is also based in the Sorrento, A Jersey Dreamboat in the South of France, and A Jersey Bombshell also in Vietnam. I’ve loved being able to set scenes in various places around the island and have really enjoyed writing the series.
Gabriel has returned to the island of Jersey after ten years abroad to help his aging showbiz parents revive their failing Art Deco hotel. This proves to be something of a challenge, especially as his singer father and actress mother are more concerned with staying in the limelight than keeping track of the cash-flow. Gabriel isn't going anywhere fast... Meanwhile, he's stunned to find that the hotel's new receptionist is the girl he fell in love with two years earlier in Vietnam, and someone who is tied to Jersey is the last thing she needs ...
Georgina Troy lives in Jersey, an island fifteen miles off the coast of France. She's a hopeless romantic is constantly falling in love with imaginary heroes. Jersey has so much scope for stories, with beautiful wind-swept beaches and intriguing inhabitants, and when Georgina realised that no one else wrote romances set there, she decided she had to provide some.
Posted by Rachel Brimble at 00:53