Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews.
Every Saturday, here on my blog, I get to interview an amazing and inspirational author over a virtual cup of tea and a virtual biscuit. The author tells me all about their literary journey, the obstacles they have overcome whilst writing their books and their literary motivations. These interviews give me a fascinating glimpse into the writing life of an author and they also give me some valuable writing learnings and tips.
This week I am bubbling with literary excitement because one of my mother’s favourite authors is sat in my red chair. When I informed my mother that I had managed to persuade Siân Evans, author and cultural historian, to be interviewed on my blog, I had to hold the phone away from my ear. Sigh!
Siân’s latest book Queen Bees, is a story about six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years. This book was devoured by my mother and thoroughly enjoyed by my daughter’s Godmother (who helped me get in touch with Siân). Any author who manages to please these two tough readers is amazing in my eyes.
Queen Bees has received dazzling book review headlines like:
‘ENTERTAINING’ The Times
‘A FASCINATING ACCOUNT’ The Sunday Times
‘GLORIOUSLY GOSSIPY’ Red Magazine
‘ENORMOUS FUN’ Observer
This book is now on my ‘To Be Read’ reading pile and I can’t wait to delve into a world of posh tiaras, glittering social events and society hostesses.
So please welcome Siân Evans!