I am delighted to welcome Lynda Renham on the blog today.
Lynda Renham is famous for her romantic comedy novels. She has been called A Comedian in a Book, Chicklit Royalty and A Comic Genius. Her writing style has been likened to Sophie Kinsella but is refreshingly down to earth with characters that become your friends. Lynda is a prolific writer, blogger and when not writing can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook. Lynda lives in Oxfordshire with her second husband and cat.
Welcome, Lynda. Tell us a little bit about you…
Ooh, a little about me. Only a little bit? I’m not sure I should even tell you a little bit, really. I’m eccentric for a start. Ask anyone who knows me. I walk around wearing things with the labels still in them (I don’t know why. I always think I may need to take them back, I suppose.) I live with my second husband. I had a first one but that didn’t work. I like this one so I’ll stick with him. We have one cat, also totally mad. I write romantic comedies and spend my time sitting with a lap top on my lap and a pack of Rich Tea by my side. I’m decadent like that.
Your inspiration for Perfect Weddings?
I don’t really remember. I think it came to me one night when reading ‘Hello’ magazine but I could be wrong. I have the world’s worst memory.
Are you a romantic at heart?
I think so. I’m the one who buys the cards and little presents but I think all women love romance don’t they?
Where and when do you write?
I write every day from 9 until 6. I have a room named ‘The Beach Hut’ which started off looking like a beach hut but I’m now turning it into a vintage type room because I love vintage things. I’m really into them at the moment.
Are you a planner or a pantser?
I’m a bit of both. I tend to jot down notes all over the place and then can’t find them. I think you’re getting a clear picture of the kind of writer I am, aren’t you?
Do you do any research?
My books don’t really need much research so there aren’t any real sources I use.
Do you read inside your genre or out when writing?
I don’t read the same genre I write. I find it influences my writing too much and that’s bad. I’ll end up writing like someone else and that wouldn’t do. I like to read psychological thrillers and autobiographies. I’m reading Samantha Hayes new one at the moment and it is fabulous.
Your author heroes?
Iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie and J K Rowling.
Thank you, Lynda, for joining us today.