Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Author Interview: Cary Grant

Cary Grant
It gives me great pleasure today to welcome author Cary Grant to my blog for an interview. His debut novel, Burnt: Christmas on Fire,  has just been released.

Hello and welcome to my blog, Cary.

Congratulations on the publication of your debut novel!

First of all, please use five words to describe your book for us.
Christmas, exciting, heart warming, sadness.

Why should we read your book?
Because it’s an exciting story throughout the whole book and will make you feel lucky for what you have and maybe it will make you  appreciate those around you now.

Also  I think people should read this and just to see what it was like growing up in London in the 70s & 80s  being  a mixed race child.

Do you draw on personal experiences when you are creating your characters and plot lines?
Yes definitely.

What was your favourite book when you were a child/teen? 
I used to read the famous five by ENID BLYTON when I was a child of 11. I loved escaping when reading them.

Me too!
What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Try your hardest that’s all you can do,  once you know you’ve tried your hardest it doesn’t matter what anyone else says. (My father.)

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to seeing the new James Bond film which I haven’t got round to yet, and reading a book called a girl with no past by Kathryn Craft.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Stephen King.

What next?
I need to carry on working on my second book as Christmas on Fire is part one of two.

Could you give us a little summary of your next book?
The next book is part two of Christmas on fire.
I will take you through the next journey of Charmaine’s life.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions about your book here today.

Christmas in 1980s London is the most exciting time for 12 year old Charmaine. The mixed race daughter of an Irish mom and Black dad, Charmaine knows it was rough for her parents when they arrived in London.
Now, they live a charmed life in a flat over her uncle’s blues club. Charmaine knows her parents love her madly, even though they’re always busy making money at the club.

This year, however, Christmas will be better than ever! Charmaine has a very special gift for her parents – a real present paid for with her own money! But how can she ever imagine her greatest joy will turn into her worst tragedy?

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