Jane happens to be another author who found my post on Samhain's website calling for author interviews. Just in the brief time I chatted via email with her, I found her to be hysterical and filled with life. I hope you all enjoy this interview just as much as I did.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I woke up one morning and someone had shoved a biro in my hand. When I sobered up, I thought I’d better learn how to deal with it.
How long have you been writing for?
Why, what time is it now?
Of your work, which is your favorite, or that you hold dear for one reason or another?
Of my published works, both of them, Reversing over Liberace and Slightly Foxed. They make me money, and people occasionally get in touch to tell me that I made them laugh. Not, incidentally, always through the books, sometimes they just happened to catch sight of me walking along, and fell into hysterics. Sigh. It happens. What can I say? Of my other works, the novel about the vampires, Dead Run. Got to love a vampire who loses his trousers.
As an author, who is your favorite to read from?
Er. Apart from me? Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde, Kate Johnson, Terry Pratchett, Jenny Colgan, Frank Tuttle, and, you know, stuff. Not big long words, or anything with numbers in though. Basically, any writer who can talk down to my level.
What is your favorite genre?
What do you like to do in your spare time? Writing isn't an answer. :)
Oh, would that I had spare time! By the time I’ve got all the children off to their jobs up various chimneys and put in my regulation hours at the local moustache-waxer, there’s barely enough time left to dash off a best seller and seduce Johnny Depp.
Have you ever collaborated with another author? Or plan too?
No. They all hate me. Writers are most dangerous when they pack, you know.
Do you have any pen names? If so why do you choose to use a pen name?
What, you think my real one isn’t ridiculous enough?
Any words of wisdom for your fans and readers?
Always take an umbrella, don’t eat anything pink and wait for the green man to stop flashing before you cross. Also, buy my books. Hope these are of some use to you! Best wishes, Jane.
Thank you Jane for spending time with us and giving us all a good laugh. With my vampire/horror obsession I am looking forward to reading "Dead Run." I hope we here from more of you in the future.