The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele
I have read all Marcie's books and I love her real intake on life, love and friendship so it is an honour to be part of this fantastic blog tour for her third book in the Marcie series!
I have an interview with Marcie Steele for you lovely readers. Enjoy!
Do you prefer Tea/Coffee when you are writing?
Coffee. With cake, definitely.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Only that I have to go out and buy a new notebook every time I start a new book. It’s not a ritual as such – it’s a must. I can’t walk past a stationery shop without grabbing a couple at the best of times.
Where is your favourite place to write?
I write early in the morning so I love sitting in the armchair for an hour before I go to my office. Just me, Dexter my dog curled up by my side, and a cup of coffee. It’s my most productive time, if I don’t switch on to social media!
What is the hardest part of writing your books (particularly when you are switching between genres)?
I don’t find any difficulty switching between genres at all. Writing is hard, no matter what part you are doing, so I find when I’m drafting a book, I want to edit and when I’m editing a book, I want to get back to drafting. It’s all procrastination, so I have to keep going. I guess that’s the hardest part.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Getting emails and messages from readers saying how much they have enjoyed one of my books. There is nothing better. It’s such a great feeling, lovely for someone to want to reach out to you, too.
How did you come up with the ideas for your "Marcie series books"?
I wanted to do a series of books around establishments, the people who worked there and the people who they came into contact with. So Stirred with Love is based in a coffee shop, That’s What Friends are For is based in an indoor market and Chandler’s shop is the base for my third book.
Who inspired you to become an author?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer so I can’t remember. My earliest reading was Enid Blyton and then in my teens I was into horror by Stephen King and Dean Koonst. Then ‘chick lit’ evolved and it was Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Adele Parks.
What do you think makes a good book stand out in the crowd?
If people are talking about a book, it means word of mouth is getting around, and that can be amazing, like a Youtube video going viral. A good cover and a great plot with likeable characters is a must too. But for me, it’s all about the characters.
Marcie Steele series: Amazon UK
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