As part of the Never Evers blog tour, which I review on the blog yesterday, I am so pleased to welcome the talented writing duo responsible for the book, Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen. Tom and Lucy have prepared a fantastic, fictitious dinner party for us. Check out below who they would invite to have dinner with them.
1. Stephen King. He's that extremely rare kind of writer who is both really, really good and really, really successful. So, I'd probably sit next to him at the dinner party and try desperately to figure out what his secret is. He's also written a great book on writing (called, unsurprisingly, 'On Writing') so I would press him for tips on how to be anywhere near as good and/or successful as he is. And maybe try to nick a few ideas off him, too.
2. Tom Waits. He's one of my favourite musicians, so he could provide the incidental music for the dinner party. Plus, he's an excellent raconteur, so he'd be a good man to have cracking jokes and telling stories over the table. The only drawback is that he smokes quite heavily, so I'd have to insist he went outside every time he needed a fag.
3. Fleur Delacour. She's probably the fictional woman I fancy the most, and since we're allowed to invite fictional people to this hypothetical dinner party, I feel it would be a missed opportunity if I didn't ask Fleur along. Over dinner, I would obviously have to convince her that I was a better match for her than Bill Weasley, which would be tough as Bill sounds like a great bloke, but hopefully the quality of my hypothetical dinner party/food/guests would impress her sufficiently to dump Bill for me.
1. Ellen DeGeneres – I really want to be her best friend and I feel like I could make this happen over dinner. Maybe a roast with sticky toffee pudding for, erm, pudding. I can imagine Ellen loving it. And we also have exactly the same taste in clothes. Jolly shirts and bright jumpers are what me and my bestie-to-be are all about. So maybe we could talk fashion too.
2. Gary from 'Miranda'. I know there are other more clever / worthy / change-the-world people, but I just love Gary and I want to marry him and also he is a chef and I love food, so I think we are perfect.
3. Tina Fey. I am totally obsessed with Tina Fey. My life goal is to write a film as funny as Mean Girls. Which is basically impossible. I would also love to be besties with her. Me, Ellen and her can form a gaggle and do Instagram pics and people will write #squadgoals underneath which I don’t really understand but I think means we are FIT and AMAZING.
Well this is definitely a dinner party I'd like to attend! Such a fabulous choice of guests.
Never Evers is published by Chicken House Books in January 2016
Kicked out of ballet academy and straight into a school ski trip, Mouse knows certain classmates can't wait to see her fall flat on her face. Meanwhile, Jack looks forward to danger and girls, but hasn't a clue about either. That's until French teen sensation Roland arrives in the resort - who Jack's a dead ringer for. When Roland persuades Jack to be his stand-in for a day, Jack, in disguise, declares his feelings for Mouse. But what happens when he's no longer a pop star - will it be music and magic on the slopes?
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