Today is the last day of my blog tour – aww!
Really, it kind of is sad, because I’ve met the nicest of people over the last two weeks. What started out as a couple stops before My Husband’s Wives snowballed into something much bigger. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with so many dedicated book bloggers. These people are the unsung heroes of publishing, sharing with us the results of their reading and curating collections so we know exactly who to drop in on depending on what we want to read.
I had a lovely Q&A session with Sophie Kate on her blog 23 Review Street, I was even more thrilled when she said she would like to review My Husband’s Wives. Sophie Kate’s reviews are posted on Amazon (both UK and Us), Goodreads and Net Galley, so she is influencing quite a number of readers out there!
Here is a link to our Q&A session on 23ReviewStreet:
And below is the blog post that I’ve copied, just in case Google doesn’t want to boogie!
Blog Tour – Review of My Husband’s Wives by Faith Hogan & Q&A
23 Review Street:
Q&A with Faith Hogan
Hi Faith! Thank you so much for chatting to us today on 23 Review Street. Your new book ‘My Husband’s Wives’ is getting published by Aria on the 1st May which is an amazing read and has a gorgeous cover to match the wonderful story. So without further ado, here are the questions: –
What a lovely introduction, it’s really super to be here, 23 Review Street is the kind of blog I could get lost on for hours and hours and hours… but onto the questions!
‘My Husband’s Wives’ is your first novel, how does it feel to have your book published?
Strange and all as this sounds, I never actually imagined what it would be ‘like’, before I signed with Aria. I mean, I knew I wanted to write, but perhaps the idea of actually being published was, as it is for many, just a possibility that happens to others.
Now that it’s here? I truly couldn’t have imagined how good it would feel or how it would change so much, no matter how hard I might have tried. Even now, so many months after signing on the dotted line, I take a moment to just revel in it – it’s truly great!
Your book is set in Ireland, what made you decide on that location for your book?
A little like Harry Potter, where ‘the wand choses the wizard,’ I’m not sure we really get the choice about what we’re going to write. Sometimes you have to go with the flow!
My next book has a more rural setting and it is inspired by a place I know very well.
With ‘My Husband’s Wives,’ although the backdrop is Ireland, I think the themes are international, which of us does not relate to love, loss, jealousy and misunderstanding after all!
How did you come up with the plot for your book?
My Husband’s Wives, began on the premise of ‘What if…’ and I suppose I wrote from there. It is very much a character driven story and so very often, it felt as though I wasn’t necessarily in the driver’s seat anyway. Annalise and the other ‘wives,’ had to have their say and to be honest with you, they aren’t women to take a whole lot of direction!
Do you have any plans for your second book?
I signed with Aria Fiction for three books and Book 2 is almost ready to go to my agent now. She is extremely wise and I am happy to have her keen eye on everything before it goes any further.
Book 2 is different from My Husband’s Wives and for now the title and story are very much under wraps, but I must say, I’m very pleased with it and I’m a pretty picky reader, especially when it comes to my own work!
What is a day in a life of writing for you?
Long, long, long!
I’m an early riser and I love the mornings, which is just as well, because I have four children and a husband who are all very distracting in the best possible way! I write in the mornings and if I get a chance, I’ll set to and write or catch up on correspondence in the evenings. I set aside one day per week just to write also. My biggest diversion is the internet, so I find times when the Wi-Fi can be switched off and my phone left in a different room are best.
I love writing, always have. Even on the days, when you have an inkling that half of what you wrote will end up being cut, it’s still the most decadent thing to go into a quiet room and let your imagination run riot across the page. Bliss!
If you had to sum up your writing style in three words, what would they be?
Authentic, flowing and natural.
Those are the words that come to mind when I think of the actual process.
A friend of mine read My Husband’s Wives after having been a fan of my crime fiction forays. At the time she said – ‘well, it’s still a Faith Hogan!’ so, I guess that means there’s something distinctive about the writing, but to be honest, I write as I speak and that is all of the above!
Thank you so much for joining us on 23 Review Street!
It has been an absolute pleasure, thanks so much for inviting me!
Another day, another book,