Today I have a little surprise post for you all, to celebrate the release of Missing Me, the third book in the Girl, Missing Series by Sophie McKenzie.
Sophie has very bravely decided to share some of her secrets on here with my followers!
A massive thank you is in order to Sophie for being brave enough to share these secrets with the world, and for writing such awesome books!
A massive thank you also goes out to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster for making this blog post happen!
So what are you waiting for? Let's spill the beans on Sophie McKenzie!
Secret childhood crush
Okay, this is really embarrassing. When I was very little I had a bit of a crush on Scott Tracey, one of the puppets in Thunderbirds…
Secret favourite snack
I love chocolate covered peanuts, but I worry too much to keep them in the house - my son is allergic to nuts.
Secret comfort read
I come back to The Secret History by Donna Tartt again and again. This book shouldn’t be a comfort read – the plot revolves around two murders and a cover up - but I love re-reading it anyway!
Secret song choice
It’s overblown and sentimental but I have to confess that I really like I Can’t Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. I’ve no idea why this song appeals to me so much. Normally, I don’t like power ballads at all…
Secret hair envy
When I was growing up I always wanted long, blonde hair – like, say, Charlize Theron (or when I was growing up, Farah Fawcett) rather than my own short, thick dark hair.
To play the piano brilliantly. Unfortunately I’m hampered by a lack of skill, an absence of aptitude and pretty much zilch intention of practicing…
Secret embarrassing moment
Making myself sick eating an entire tub of brandy butter one Christmas.
The actor, Helen Mirren. I have heard her talk (eloquently) and watched her age (gracefully) and she always manages to be charming, dignified and kind whenever she speaks in public. And she’s a great actor too.
Secret about writing
I’m always saying I love writing stories and I do. But what I tend to tell people less often is that I HATE proof reading. That’s when you go through the typeset copy of your book, right at the end. It’s a time to focus on the niggly details – and the last time you read your story before you see it in print. I think I dislike doing it for both those reasons.
Secret movie choice
The Matrix. This movie has everything I look for in a great film. It’s a thriller with a love story at the heart, plus gorgeous leads, an intriguing premise, stunning visual story-telling and a racy plot. Its style looks very 1990s now - but I still love it.