Q & A with Author Katie Kirby

49205b_116191f00cd348eeaf73fe6251716c50.jpg_srz_p_130_137_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Today I am excited to share a fun Q & A with debut novelist Katie Kirby. Katie is an actress and writer from Dublin, Ireland. Her debut novel, Could It Be You? came out this month published by Endeavour Press (ebook only) in the UK.

Author Links:  WebsiteTwitter | Goodreads

 

Author Interview with Katie Kirby

1. Would you like to start by introducing yourself?

Sure, My name is Katie Kirby. I’m an actor and writer. I am from Dublin, Ireland although I grew up in the States.

2. Can you give us a brief overview of your latest novel and the inspiration behind it?
The novel centres around Rachel Kane. She is an entrepreneur in her late twenties who owns her own beauty range business. She is trying to navigate her way through life since the very sudden split from her husband.
The novel begins the day before her first holiday to the South of France as a singleton where she is the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding and from there takes Rachel on a journey where she has to face who and what is most important to her.

I was inspired to write something light because even though my tastes in books are slightly heavier, I wanted to write something that was fun and this was both fun to write and read.

3. What other novels have you published and what are you working on at the moment?  

This is my debut novel but I’m currently working on the follow up story to this novel as it kind of ends somewhat up in the air.

4. What’s your favorite quality about your heroine Rachel?

I like that she is very human. Rachel is slightly cynical and trying her best to find her way in the world. She has her bad moments where she isn’t altogether likeable. I think she reads quite truthful and real as a result.

5. If you were given an offer to turn Could It Be You? into a movie, who would you want to see playing the roles of the female and male leads? 

When I was writing the book, I pictured Emily Blunt as Rachel and Joshua Jackson as Nicholas. So I guess an Irish version of those two actors.

6. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

You can do it in your own time and you can be as creative as you want without having any boundaries,

7. What are the things you can’t live without in your wardrobe?

Dresses , white blouse , jeans and boots. I also love my TOMS for summer

8. What would we find if we looked in your handbag right now?

Sunglasses, makeup, wallet and address book. I try and keep my handbag as small as possible.

9. Do you have any pet peeves?

Too many to mention but I especially don’t like people being late.

10. A few of your favorites…
Favorite scent? Lavender
Favorite color? Light Blue
Favorite food? Italian
Favorite word? Exquisite
Favorite book? The Bell Jar
Favorite vacation spot? Amalfi Coast
Favorite time period in history? I love watching movies set in the 50’s. I love the clothes.
Favorite article of clothing? A summer dress

Favorite drink of choice? Lemonade

11. Either or…
Dogs or cats? Cats
Red wine or white? Red in Winter, White in Summer
Coffee or tea? Tea
Summer or Winter?  Summer
Sleep in or get up early? Get up early

Apple or PC? Apple

Could It Be You? by Katie Kirby

25847033Published: July 1, 2015

Six months ago Rachel Kane was married and trying for a baby. But then her world came crashing down when she found out her husband was leaving her for another woman.
Suddenly she found herself nearing thirty and living back home with her parents. No relationship, no space of her own, and struggling to make ends meet. The soap she makes and sells through market stores gets great feedback, but she is finding to turn it into a proper business, and she is beginning to wonder if she will ever catch her big break.

When she finds out two of her best friends are getting married in the South of France she can’t wait for a relaxing break. But will it be relaxing, or will it bring up a host of unwanted emotions? Will she find it hard to be happy for her friends, when her own love life has fallen apart? To make it worse she finds divorce papers waiting on her doormat the day before she is due to leave.

She knows she should hate Doug for what he did to her, but suddenly it all seems to final. Feeling emotionally fragile, Rachel is determined to plaster a smile on her face and make the most of her time away. She is especially excited to catch up with Nick – they were always best friends until she got married and her husband grew jealous of their relationship, and now it is time to get things back on track.

Things perk up when she finds herself next to an attractive man – Tom – on the plane. Not only that, but he is really interested in her products. And – even better – he is also a guest at the wedding. Rachel could be on the brink of her first big sale. But could her meeting with Tom lead to more than just business? Will she manage to re-connect with all her best friends? Or will the wedding prove to be all too much for her…?

‘Could It Be You?’ is a fun, holiday read about new starts, best friends and learning to love again.

Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Goodreads

 

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