Welcome contemporary romance author, Lynsey James *GIVEAWAY*

Hi, Lynsey! It's so great to have you here and to be a part of your tour - I'm looking forward to learning more about you and your work. Let's kick off with my questions...

1)     What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?

The best thing I’ve learnt from my agent Sarah is to believe in myself. That’s something I’ve always struggled with, but she’s helped me have that confidence in myself and my writing. Can’t really think of the worst thing, to be honest!

2)     What is your typical day?

Well, I’ve just started a new job working at a huge department store, so that’s taking up a lot of my time! On my days off though, I try to write as much as possible. I have about three projects I’m working on at the moment, so I try to divide my time between them.

3)     What do you read while in the midst of a project? Or don’t you?

I tend to save books for when I’m finished a project so I can really enjoy them. If I read while I’m working on a project, I usually end up thinking the book I’m reading is way better than what I’m working on!

4)      What do you do with a paperback once you’ve read it?
I keep it! I’m such a hoarder and I can’t bear throwing books away. I don’t have any room on my humungous bookcase for any more, but that won’t stop me picking up just one more…
5)      Are you nervous about friends reading your book?
OH GOD YES. There’s always that worry that they won’t like what I’ve written and will tell me they do just to be polite. Or that they might like one book I’ve done, but not the rest.
6)      What things inspire you to write? Location, music, film or even in a book?
My inspiration really comes from anywhere. It can be something I see on TV, read about in the news, or even a throwaway remark somebody makes. It takes the tiniest thing sometimes to spark off an idea and before I know it, I have a full story.
7)      What’s next for you?

I’m going to start working on a top-secret project very soon. Watch this space for more information…

Blurb: Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!

Author bio: Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

The giveaway is for 3 eCopies of A Winter's Wish Come True.

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