Hi and welcome to my stop on Florence Keeling’s Reflected Destinies blog tour 🙂
Interview with Florence Keeling…..
For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?
My name is Florence Keeling, I use this name in honour of my Great Grandmother with whom I share a birthday of April Fool’s Day. I am married with two teenage children and two dogs. I write women’s fiction with a hint of the supernatural and my debut novel, Reflected Destinies has a 1940s twist.
Where did/do you get your ideas from?
My ideas can come from anywhere, from a song, something I’ve seen in my day to day life or something that I or someone I know has experienced.
Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?
A lot of my characters are loosely based on people I know or situations that they have been in.
How do you pick your characters names?
Google and baby books are the best for choosing names.
Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?
My writing process consists of me sitting down in front of my laptop and typing. I do very little planning and probably only start thinking of the next chapter as I come to the end of the current one although my brain has often woken me up at 3am to tell me something important which I then have to tap in my phone.
Who are your top 5 favourite authors?
Philippa Gregory, J K Rowling, Catherine Cookson, Jill Murphy and I need to read lots more Terry Pratchett.
If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would like to meet Philippa Gregory and ask her how on earth she does all the research for her novels and make the characters so vivid and real.
Were you a big reader as a child?
I devoured books as a teenager. Historical romance was my favourite, but The Worst Witch and Famous Five were my childhood books. And I can always remember my Dad reading me the Topsy and Tim books.
When did you start to write?
I wrote poetry and short stories as a teenager and then a few years ago, once my children were older I started to write more seriously.
If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?
I would re-write the part in the last Harry Potter where Snape dies. He had suffered so much anguish and hurt in his life it would have been nice to see him survive and torment future Hogwarts students.
Is there a book you wish you had written?
No, I am happy writing my own stories.
If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title be?
Dreams do come true.
If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?
I’d love to sit down with The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland and it would have to be in Wonderland of course.
What are you working on right now?
I am currently working on a children’s series of books about a magic academy and then I will be returning to the 3rd book in my Josie James urban fantasy series under my children’s author name of Lily Mae Walters.
Do you have a new release due?
My second book under Florence Keeling is called Winters’ Gift and is due out in October.
What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?
I usually spend the day checking social media and Amazon sales and rankings.
How can readers keep in touch with you?
I am on Facebook and Twitter under both author names and love it when readers get in touch.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
I would be deeply honoured if you would consider reading a new author or genre that you haven’t read before. It means the absolute world to me when someone enjoys my books.
Laura is happy and content, she has a new boyfriend and loves her job teaching primary school pupils in London. But when she inherits a rundown house from a stranger on her 30th birthday, memories of her prom night come flooding back, memories of a scary encounter and an antique mirror in the very same house.
Laura visits the house with all its secrets and as she unravels the clues she reveals the biggest secret of all: her own destiny. But how can you change the future if it’s already written in the past?
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About Florence Keeling
Florence Keeling adopted for her pen-name her Great Grandmother’s name, chosen because of the shared birthday of April Fool’s Day. She is married with two teenage children. Born and raised in Coventry, England she now lives just outside in Nuneaton. Reflected Destinies is her first novel.
Florence Keeling also writes for children under the name of Lily Mae Walters.
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