#Authorinterview with @girlcornflakes #Book Cornflakes

About the Book

A gripping read at breakneck speed:

Racing driver Lucky has only three things on his mind: Motorcars, Glitz, glamor, and too much cocaine, and Nina, the kid who ran away.

Never have the 20s roared so loud.

About the Author

There were only ever two possible paths for me: Become a writer or pathological liar.

Ever since I remember, I loved to emerge in stories. To either escape from the real world or to dream dreams larger than what seemed realistically possible.

Every what if question is nothing but another opportunity waiting for its moment in the limelight.

Growing up, I wanted to be an explorer, an areologist, a historian, or a racing driver. I would have loved to be a singer, a dancer, an artist, and a swashbuckler. Writing allows me to explore all options.

Currently, I am living the ex-pat life in London, with the best flatmate in the world – and a little robot hoover that is a little too keen on humping our furniture.

When I am not home writing, you find me gossiping with my girlfriends over brunch or exploring some funky exhibition.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

Never have the 20s roared so loud…

Winning the 1924 Indy 500 championship is the highlight of William Lucky’s life. It is also his greatest downfall.
An accident throws Lucky’s life into a new direction, and he has to accept that his disabled body may never drive anything but a rolling chair.
While new drugs may numb old demons for a while, they cannot keep them buried in the past forever.

Racing stall owner, Lovitz, is not quite whom he seems to be Nina, his underage daughter has some dark secrets of her own. A growing alcohol addiction and new friends, whose connection to the Chicago mob she is severely underestimating, are only the beginning.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

This is a historical, coming of age drama. My audience would be below 40, has an interest in historical fiction, but even more so has an interest in dramas and heart wrenching stories.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It’s a truly devastating story, and you’re so close to the main character’s ordeal – its impossible to look away.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This novel takes you to the magical world of the Circus life in the 1930s. I’m not normally a fan of love stories, but I love the drama.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. This is a story about a boy who loses his mother at a young age. The only connection he has to her is a stolen, famous painting. It’s a coming of age drama with a character so lost, he won’t spot himself on a map.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Writing is not about finding the most flowery prose. It’s about finding your own voice, and tell your own story.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

I have a Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chrissie+tann

and a website/blog: www.christianetann.wordpress.com

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