Where do you find inspiration for your books? It depends on the book, but my inspiration usually comes from some combination of what I’m reading, and where I am (both physically and emotionally) at that point in my life. Lately I’ve found myself going back to a lot of the fantasy classics that I enjoyed […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? I’m not sure what triggers the initial idea for a story but they do seem to just come to me. I try to read a lot about the world we live in and I think that helps. I’m also a big film fan and have always enjoyed […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? Mostly from real life. One thing I learnt from being a journalist is that there are extraordinary people living extraordinary lives all around us. My next novel While My Eyes Were Closed centres on the disappearance of a four-year-old girl. My task was to take a scenario we […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? Everywhere. I read a lot – books, newspapers, magazines. I watch lots of things – TV series, documentaries, movies. I listen to music, I talk to people, I ask lots of questions and listen to the asnwers, I travel and I sit in different places and watch […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? I get my inspiration from all kinds of places. With ‘The First Time I Saw Your Face’, I read an article about a journalist who posed as a footman at Buckingham Palace for months and that got me thinking about how much we take people at face […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? Anywhere!  From places and overheard snatches of conversation and people I meet.  Inspiration for The Moth Catcher came from a newspaper article, a party I went to about 10 years ago and a student placement in a women’s prison. Do you try and read the online reviews […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write about your latest book? Mind Games began when I read an article that suggested that rationality is as important as intelligence. No matter how intelligent someone is, if they are irrational, they may make poor decisions. And I thought what would happen if, in the future, rationality were […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? All sorts of places: conversations with friends, newspapers, magazines, overheard exchanges on the bus. With a Friend Like You was born out of a conversation about two close friends who had fallen out.  My latest, House of Dreams, came to me after I’d heard someone on the […]

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