with Alexandra Brown
1. Your favourite chick lit novel of all time?
There are so many, I really can’t choose just one, but if I have to whittle it down, then it would be Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann.
2. Do you believe in love at first sight? Has it ever happened to you?
Yes, and it has happened to me – when I first saw a picture of my husband. I don’t know if it was love at first sight as I didn’t know him, but it was definitely something very similar as I just knew he was the one for me.
3. Your favourite movie character?
Melissa McCarthy as Megan in Bridesmaids, because she’s proper funny.
4. What’s on your bedside table right at this moment?
A lamp, a tube of Cath Kidston rose hand cream, my mini iPad, a signed copy of The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes and The Trap by Kimberley Chambers – both books are magnificent page turners that kept me up very late in to the night.
5. If you can invite three fictional characters for dinner who they would be?
Georgie Hart from my Carrington’s series. Having spent so much time with her now, she feels real. I’d love to actually sit at a table and have dinner with her – I imagine there would be lots of laughter and gossiping going on. The next guest would be Forrest Bondurant from the film, Lawless, such a flawed, complex charcter played by Tom Hardy, who is of course, incredibly gorgeous. My last guest would be Megan from Bridesmaids for the reason already mentioned, plus I’d love to meet Melissa McCarthy, she has such an incredible talent.
6. Facebook or Twitter?
Both. I’m addicted to social media.
7. Three things you always have with you in your handbag?
iPhone, notebook and a selection of pens.
Alexandra Brown lives in Brighton, on the South Coast of England, with her husband, daughter and two very shiny black Labradors. She is the author of the funny, romantic Carrington’s series, set in a department store in a pretty seaside town. Cupcakes At Carrington’s was published in January 2013 and spent three consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Heatseekers Chart, and was selected as debut of the month by Sarah Broadhurst for The Bookseller. Christmas At Carrington’s will be published in November 2013.