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Well, here we are at our last stop for July! I can hardly believe it, the kids are halfway through the holidays and three long weeks of vacation lie ahead for me — Bliss!

I really enjoyed popping into Portobello Book Blog last Friday for this fun post! It’s Ten Things You Should Know About Me and even Mr H learned something new from it!

Thanks so much to the lovely Joanne who is behind the scenes on Portobellobookblog – we first connected when she put up a great review of My Husband’s Wives on Amazon – I was so thrilled, it was one of the first and so it led to a fairly merry dance about the kitchen! Thank you, Joanne!

Here’s a link to the post on Portobellobookblog — it’s a great site and if you’re noodling about for a while, well worth checking out, although, be warned, it’s the kind of place you’ll find hard to leave if you’re a book lover!

 

Portobellobookblog – Faith Hogan

And here’s the post:

Today I have a fun guest post by author Faith Hogan to share with you. I read her debut novel My Husband’s Wives a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. You can read my review here and order a copy here

It’s lovely to be dropping in today sharing Ten Things You Probably Should Know About Me…

The First thing…

Although I’ve written for many years, I still describe myself as a reader first, but the truth is that since I’ve been published, I’m probably doing less reading than ever! My writing commitments have eaten into my reading time, if only they ate into my ironing time too!

The Second…

My master is not a looming deadline, rather it’s a very fat cat called Norris who demands that everyone in our house attends upon his every whim.

Third…

Perhaps, Norris knows, that the third thing you should know about me is that I’m a dog lover! I love big friendly daft dogs. The madder they are, probably the better I like them. My last dog was an untrainable beagle called Holly – who ate everything from my kitchen table to the car steering wheel – but she brought immense joy and it is only now, three years after she died that I’m ready to have another dog.

And number four…

The fourth thing, you should probably know is that I’m married to a very organised man. Unfortunately, Mr H sees a dog as another thing to organise and to pick up after. He will not be so keen on having his steering wheel chewed or the antique dining table tooth marked forever.

To important number five…

Number five – I love chocolate. All kinds of chocolate really, except Turkish delight. To spoil myself, I take a hot chocolate, dark chocolate and a good read to bed early – bliss!

Being good at number six…

Of course, I don’t spend my whole time eating chocolate! I live in the west of Ireland and although, yes, it does rain, I have the most beautiful countryside on my doorstep and I more than make the most of it. There’s nothing nicer than walking through the woods on a wet day, nice and dry, beneath a leafy canopy overhead.

Seven is a blast from the past…

My first car was a red, two-door, Ford Escort – I so thought I was the Bizz in that car!

Number eight…

My favourite part of writing is the first draft.

Which leads me on to number nine…

My second favourite part of writing is when I finish that draft and write those two, three letter words – the end!

And finally, ten…

My ‘overnight success,’ has taken many years to come about! I’ve been writing since I was at secondary school, albeit not with the intention of writing novels, but always writing…

Faith x