Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Patricia Asedegbega to Chat About Books 🙂
For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?
I live in sunny Spain and have been writing for about six years now. I started with a collection of cat stories to raise funds for a shelter and then moved on to my first suspense novel. I write both in Spanish and English and have series in both languages. I am currently working on my 13th book.
Where did/do you get your ideas from?
I get my ideas from everyday occurrences. Sometimes I get a light bulb moment and I develop the plot from that single thought.
Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?
I write fiction so I create my characters and try to make them as real as possible (but they are still fictitious). Most of the mothers in my books are strong, opinionated hard working women…just like my mother.
How do you pick your characters names?
I don´t really have a system for that. I just try not to repeat them (especially as I’ve used all the ones I like).
Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?
I start off with an idea; normally the main theme of the book and work towards developing a storyline that I hope will captivate my readers.
Who are your top 5 favourite authors?
Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, Alexander McCall Smith, Marian Keys, Enid Blyton (the child in me still rereads Mallory Towers).
If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Agatha Christie…I´d ask for another book.
Were you a big reader as a child?
I loved reading as a child; it was and still is one of the greatest pleasures in life.
When did you start to write?
In earnest…about six years ago.
If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?
If I could re-write an ending it would be that of a non-fiction novel. I would love to give a few of them a happy ending.
Is there a book you wish you had written?
Not really, I actually enjoy writing mine with my particular style as I enjoy reading those of others.
If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?
Bertie Wooster…I would take him to Spanish Flamenco bar and dare him to get up and dance.
What are you working on right now?
I recently finished the sequel of “I stand corrected” and I´m working on part two of “…to the moon and back”.
Do you have a new release due?
I don´t have a date yet but I hope to have a few releases next year.
What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?
I do try to treat myself to something. Although just knowing a new book is out there, makes me walk around all day with a smile on my face.
How can readers keep in touch with you?
I can be reached through my social media:
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
I am a proud cat lover and am owned by a very grumpy British Shorthair.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, Patricia 🙂