No. 1 Best Selling Author of Psychological Thrillers! Two Girls and a Book Obsession had the amazing opportunity to get to know this author and get a sneak peak at what she’s working on! She became an instant best seller in UK, US and Canada on her first 2 books, The Sister and The Gift! Her books have been published in over 16 countries. She’s has the 6th biggest selling book on Amazon! She also specializes in writing about mindfulness, chronic pain and mental health. She has just released her 3rd book The Surrogate which we have reviewed on our blog and absolutely loved!
1.What is something most people don’t know about you?
I started writing as a hobby, to improve my mental health after suffering from depression after becoming disabled. The Sister was always intended to be a short story. No-one was more surprised than me when it became a complete 90k word novel.
I am only just finding my feet really as a new writer and my family have been sorely neglected during my first year of publishing. I’m finding the balance now – I’m even taking some weekends off. I read every evening before bed. I adore women’s commercial fiction.
Little Women is my absolute favorite book. At the moment I’m reading Wonder with my son and it’s hugely moving and so well written. We are frantically trying to finish it before the movie comes out.
8. Do you have any hidden meanings or experiences hidden within your books?
I think Jenna from The Gift is based on my own experiences with a dramatic change of health, trying to find out where I fit into the world, trying to adapt to a new enforced lifestyle where you’ll never be completely healthy again.
9. If you could be a part of any other book world, which would you choose? why?
I love the crime writing community and am very happy writing psychological thrillers but I adore commercial fiction and will play around with an idea I’ve had for a story one day.
10. What did you edit out of your new book The Surrogate?
With a title called The Surrogate it could have been a very predictable read so I knew I wanted to throw in a lot of twists and take the story in a completely different direction to what the majority of readers thought it would be. I went a little overboard on twists and my editor did ask me to take several out! It’s a very complex story and I’ve had so many emails regarding the huge twist at the end I’m very glad I kept that one in!
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A huge thank you once again to Louise Jensen for taking the time to let us get to know you through this Q&A and we can’t wait for your next book!!