With it being Independence Day today in the USA, it seems appropriate that my guest is an American and someone new to my blog… author Alice Walsh.
Born and raised in the United States, Alice worked as a freelance writer and journalist for a number of local and national media outlets in her early 20’s.
In the autumn of 2013, she moved to Edinburgh where she began work on her debut novel A Poker Game of Love while pursuing a degree in Journalism at Edinburgh University.
In her spare time, she continued writing for online publications.
A Poker Game of Love, released in February 2014, has been compared to the witty and cynical “Bitter is the New Black” with its description of “real life out as opposed to the fluffy stuff we’re used to” and the “disturbing, observations about the relationship between the sexes” Reactions have been mixed with some readers finding it particularly difficult to relate to such unlikeable characters, but one thing everyone agree on – their struggles, disappointments and frustration are palpable throughout the book with Walsh’s “fascinating plunge into the depths of her very shallow and well-drawn characters is fascinating,”
Alice currently divides her time between writing and social networking. She is still very much dedicated to getting to know Edinburgh’s culture scene.
Thanks for joining me today Alice. Let’s get started…
Q ~ First thing you wash in the shower/bath?
The stress from the day.
Q ~ Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
I just eat it; who has the time these days…
Q ~ Do you like your hair?
Yes, when it doesn’t get in my way.
Q ~ Have you ever met a celebrity?
I suppose I could have. Then again I doubt a more absent-minded person than me ever lived, so I wouldn’t have recognized Eva Green if we bumped into a taxidermy shop in Paris.
Q ~ Can you use chop sticks?
Depends on my mood, but usually I’m pretty crafty.
Q ~ Ever walked into a wall?
On more than one occasion.
Q ~ Have you ever slapped someone?
Only with a sheep on Facebook. Or was that ‘thrown at someone’. I’m confused.
Q ~ What is your favourite animal?
Q ~ Can you put a Fruit Pastel in your mouth without chewing it?
I really don’t like those. I have a thing for the fruit-flavoured Mentos though.
Q ~ Do you sleep with the TV on?
No, I need my silence.
Q ~ Could you ever forgive a cheater?
I used to think I couldn’t. Funny thing life is.
Q ~ What was the last CD you bought?
Q ~ Do you have any tattoos?
Q ~ What was your favourite toy from childhood that you’d gladly still play with now?
Q ~ How many countries have you visited and can you name them all?
Russia, USA and the UK
Now for something a little different. Come in outside and we’ll take a drive in my DeLorean, go back in time and see how things were when you were 21and 30.
Your home was… hostile
Your job was… boring
Your partner was… difficult
Your dream was… to get away
Your home was… to be continued
Your job was… to be continued
Your partner was… to be continued
Your dream was… to be continued
Thanks for that Alice; it’s been a pleasure having you on my blog.
You can get a copy of A Poker Game of Love on Amazon
And you can catch Alice at…
… and her blog!