Welcome back to Lorna Peel tor the second of her guest blogs, a Q&A session about her debut romantic suspense novel, Only You :)
Hi Lorna! Tell us a little bit more about yourself.
I live in Ireland and when I’m not writing, I’m tracing my family tree or growing my own fruit and vegetables. I love chickens and I have four hens, one cockerel, and one Guinea Hen, who now thinks she’s a chicken!
Only You is your debut novel. What teasers can you share with us about the plot, characters etc.?
Jane Hollinger has just turned thirty-one and teaches adult education classes. Her self confidence is low, as she hadn’t known her ex-husband was cheating on her. Jane’s sister and best friend buy her a subscription to a dating website but little do they know that the man of Jane’s dreams is waiting for her in her family history evening class!
Is it the first novel you’ve written?
No, I’ve been writing since I was nineteen so I’ve written quite a few over the years. Some I’m very proud of and some will never see the light of day!
What do you enjoy most about being a writer, and the least?
I love writing the first draft, as I just write and write - without stopping to edit - from beginning to end, to get the whole story down.
Like Jane, I’m quite a private person, so I find promoting myself without cringing takes a bit of getting used to!
What books/authors have influenced your writing?
I love the Merrily Watkins mysteries by Phil Rickman. He writes very natural dialogue, which I try and do, too.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if so, what strategies do you use to overcome it?
Thankfully, I’ve never suffered from writer’s block as I make an effort to write or edit something every day, even if it’s only as little as one paragraph.
Tell us about what you are writing now.
My work in progress is a romance called Into the Unknown and is set in England and Ireland during World War Two. It is a prequel of sorts to Only You.
Thanks Elizabeth, for having me on your blog!
It was great having you, Lorna and I look forward to reading Only You :)
Only You is published by Entranced Publishing and you can find out more about Lorna at