MATT: I'd wanted to write a novel for a while, and I had a rough idea about a group of friends and their relationships, but didn't know where - or how - to start. Then I read Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, and it was a revelation; I thought it was the best, most entertaining book I'd ever come across. Reading that made me think there might be an audience for the kind of thing I wanted to write. So I sat down at my laptop and started typing.
Q2. Is that what you set out to write?
MATT: Very much so. I basically wanted to write High Fidelity. Six books later, I'm still trying.
Q3. Do you have plans to write any other genres?
MATT: I'm writing something a little more serious at the moment. It's still a romance, but I'm finding it hard to keep the jokes out of it, so I guess I'd better stick to what I know!
Q4. Do you include personal experiences in your writing?
MATT: All the time. A frightening amount of the things I write about have happened to me in some way, shape, or form. Though I of course reserve the right to embellish them for comic effect. Even though they may not have seemed that funny at the time.
MATT: I like it all. It gives me a chance to write something different, whether it's a magazine feature, something for a newspaper, a short story, or even a guest blog piece. Plus author events are fun - it's great to meet people who like what you write. Remember, for most authors, the majority of the year is spent in a darkened room with just our laptops and the characters we create for company. It's therefore a refreshing change to interact with real people!Thank you for sharing.
Please see my review and Giveaway of the ARC copy which is posted next.