Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Interview- Hope at Christmas by Keeley Smith
Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.
I live in the UK, in a very small place in Yorkshire. I’m married and own one very adorable little pooch. (Yes, I’m biased but she’s so cute!) Up until now I’ve written Young Adult books but I’ve always felt like an Adult – Chick-Lit book was inside me so I wrote it!
Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
Hope at Christmas is a romance with a twist, the twist being Hope refusing to follow any of the romance rules and pretty much fighting the attraction Meet Hope. Feisty, clueless about life and now jobless. After she throws coffee on Daniel Tudor she doesn’t believe her life can get any worse…but it can. Daniel knows what he wants, and what he wants it to get under Hope’s hard exterior.
There’s a battle on his hands but he’s never stepped down from a challenge yet.
Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?
I based the Soul Keeper Trilogy books on my siblings. I told them when I became a published author I would include them in my books, little did they know I would sign them up to such an adventure. A map, deadly creatures, ghosts and Death, the puppeteer.
The series was great fun to write!
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I’m quite a normal person really, okay… maybe a little of the loopy side… I suppose one thing I can do it touch my nose with my tongue.
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
I read, a lot! I’m also very creative, I like to create jewelry and sew. I recently made a book clock and I love it!
Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?
I have a soft spot for Jack. (Pendle Hill books) He’s my first book crush that I put into my books. He’s strong, pigheaded, can be mean but he loves fiercely and I love him because he’s gorgeous! He will always be my first!
If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
Hope at Christmas is part of the Serendipity Series, the next book is super secret… I can only share that it will be fun, sexy and involve a certain spunky woman! I’m hoping for a release Spring 2016!
Hope at Christmas
Date of Publication: 18th December 2015
Number of pages: 300
Word Count: 78,000
With only 25 days left until Christmas day, Hope makes the rash decision to quit her job. After a weekend wallowing in self pity, she takes this new opportunity to finally get the job she’s always wanted...only she doesn’t know what she wants to do... She doesn’t think her life can get any worse.
Until she throws coffee on a stranger.
Having finally told his parents that he planned to never follow his father’s footsteps in business, Daniel’s morning didn’t start out that well either.
Until a woman throws coffee on him.
This chance meeting sets off a chain of events. A wedding. Downton Abbey. The roaring 20’s...and a drunk, sexually frustrated cousin. Neither of them are prepared for this connection, but when does romance ever run a smooth course? With secrets and exes throwing road blocks their way, will it all become too much and end their blossoming romance before it’s even begun?
About the Author:
Keeley Smith is the author of Young Adult series, The Pendle Hill Series and The Soul Keeper Trilogy.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, eating (chocolate, usually), spending time with her husband and gorgeous dog and colouring- because a genius created colouring books for adults!
She lives in the UK, but would prefer to live somewhere less likely to experience all four seasons in one day.