Featured Interview With Eden Walker
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised all over the globe because my father was a diplomat. Now I live in a conservation village on the tip of Africa! I had a great pet, a salt-and-pepper mini Schnauzer, who transitioned to the other side and sometimes visits me as a dragonfly…
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I like to tell readers that I first began writing love stories on this little whiteboard when I was a teen, and it’s true (because you could be covert about what you were writing, i.e. wipe it out!) But even before that, as a child I was always writing and acting out these scenarios. You know, my dolls weren’t just Barbies, they were English Roses in broderie anglaise who’d end up hell hot in India, fighting off flies and riding on elephants. You get the picture.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Everyone knows I’m a Marian Keyes devotee. I love chick lit – whatever that is – anyone else think it’s a bit of an insulting term? Basically, love stories that involve humor, passion and disaster. A bit like my life.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
One Night in Venice came out at the end of 2017. It’s a rollicking, steamy, heart-throbbing roller-coaster ride! Basically, this pretty normal, plain, uninspired art student (Kate Pollock) lands in Venice, of all places, the art capital of the world, absolutely oozing with history. She’s been let down in love and she’s depressed, making everything look drab. First thing she does is spot sex-on-legs in the ancient corridors, the illustrious artist Martinez Di Ser Piero. She’s smitten. Worse, it turns out he’s her practicals tutor. She knows no-one like that would ever be interested in her. But he is, and after their first kiss a suspenseful adventure begins, leading her to find her true artistic talent… and solve a crime!
I just loved writing this book. It was the second manuscript I ever wrote, but the third published. Originally it was set in Paris, over many days, but I tightened it up for the City Nights Series by Tirgearr. Now it’s a snappy 24 hours and introduces Ana Ortensia, who will be the Italian heroine in the sequel, One Night in Denpasar. Watch this space.
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