Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Secret Serendipity Seven with Tess Sharpe

To celebrate the recent publication of Far From You, I am pleased to welcome the debut author, Tess Sharpe onto the blog to tell us seven secrets!
Tess Sharpe c  Rowan O'Connell-Barger
1) For its entire first draft, FAR FROM YOU was titled “Dead-Girl-in-a-Field Book”—I am really bad at coming up with titles while writing. So I take a focal point or a name and just run with it until I have no alternative but to come up with something sensible.
2) I’ve done everything from build sets to directing, theatre-wise. Once upon a time, my life was spent on or around the stage. But chasing actors around is a lot like chasing toddlers. Teenagers are way more mature. 
3) I’ve baked and decorated thousands of cupcakes in a day—The bakery I used to work had monthly dollar cupcake days. On our best day, we sold around 4,000. I was very tired by the end of that day. Also totally covered in powder sugar from turning the mixer on too high.   
4) I once cut off a good chunk of my finger—Another baking mishap! The doctors managed to sew it back on, though.
5) When I was a teenager, I ran an online magazine—It was really fun, and we had a great readership and staff. Sometimes I miss it.
6) Like Sophie, I was a competitive swimmer—And had to stop due to illness. But since I spent all my free time writing, it all worked out.
7) My first kiss was in the middle of a rainy San Francisco street—I didn’t see it coming—I was totally in the middle of a sentence at the time. It was a very good first kiss, though! 
Far From You (1)
Far From You was published on the 27th March and is now available to buy.
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1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to read Far From You - it sounds fantastic and I've heard so many good things about it. Great post!

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