Friday 27 March 2015

Where The Ideas Flow with Tatum Flynn

I am really pleased to welcome debut author, Tatum Flynn, onto the blog to show us where her ideas flow.
 I live by the sea in England, this is the view from my study (if I stand by the window and peer round the corner ;)
 Here's one of the bookselves by my desk (I have seven altogether and they're all overflowing)
You see, books even turn up in the bathroom...
​Sometimes I try to write when I'm away from home but there can be distractions...
I am in love with my desk - does that sound weird? ok that sounds weird but I don't care - I nabbed it on eBay a few years ago for a steal and it dates all the way back to Napoleonic times and is so beautiful. I like to imagine some French ambassador sitting at it and sending out Important Orders. Also, handy snack drawers.
And here's some of the junk sitting on it. The passport to Hell was a present, and I bought the Pop Rocks to celebrate getting my book deal (the pet vampire bat in The D'Evil Diaries has a thing for it) and left it there as a reminder. Peeking out at the back is my invitation to last year's Hachette summer party, which was an absolutely brilliant night, not least because I got to meet Cressida Cowell who is ridiculously nice. I have no clue where the devilish ducks came from...
Finally here is Friday, the person who actually writes my books. As you can see she's getting a bit fed up with not getting the credit.
Bio: Tatum Flynn lives by the sea in England with a cat called Friday and too many hats. She has a soft spot for the word ‘ramshackle’, and a vagabond past which involves piloting lifeboats in Venezuela, playing poker in Las Vegas, shooting rapids in the Grand Canyon and almost falling out of a plane over Scotland. Her debut, THE D’EVIL DIARIES, will be out from Orchard/Hachette on the 2nd April 2015, with a sequel, Hell's Belles, to follow January 2016. Find her on Tumblr (sometimes) and Twitter (far too often).


  1. I love these kind of posts - appeals to my nosy side and so jealous you live so close to the sea ;)

  2. Thanks Jesse - i like them too because nosiness :) and thanks for having me Viv!


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