Lizzie Lane was born and bred in Bristol where many of her family worked in the cigarette and cigar factories. This has inspired her new saga series for Boldwood The Tobacco Girls.
A stark white living room, a perfectly made bed, a picture perfect family – these are some of the images you might find on the account of a Cleanstagrammer, Instagram’s latest trending influencers.
‘The Other Woman’ was one of those novels that “wrote itself”; which isn’t to say I could plonk my feet on my desk and swig a large G&T while typing with one finger. If only!
Perhaps every writer dreams of seeing her or his work produced on film. I love to imagine who’d play the major roles in my novels if they were made into films.
At Edinburgh Uni in their library, I haunted the mysteriously (to me) named ‘stacks’ and read twentieth century Eng Lit, although I was supposed to be studying Arabic.
Up there with the most memorable events is the day I got my very own library card. It was a little cardboard square, later to be laminated, and I treasured it like it was a ten pound note.
My love of reading was nurtured from an early age by our local libraries. Some of the books I read in childhood were gifts, some were read in school but most came from the library.
Literature is full of enchanted doors that take us to a secret place, a place full of mystery and magic, suspension of disbelief and wonder. As is your library…
If you read my new novel Villain you’ll find out that female gangsters play a big role in Detective Constable Bailey Morgan’s next undercover assignment.