Jaffareadstoo is delighted to be part of the Plumberry Blog Tour
As part of this exciting blog tour to celebrate the launch of The Plumberry School of Comfort Food, the author, Cathy Bramley is answering a different question from a series of questions each day.
The interview was conducted by Zarina from Page to Stage Reviews @zarinatweets
Here you will find the first questions on the tour:
Q.1 : Page to Stage Reviews
Q.2 : Linda's Book Bag
Q.3 : Alba in Bookland
Q.4 : Laura's Little Book Blog
Cathy , welcome to Jaffareadstoo and thank you for answering today's question.
Which female author(s) inspire you and why?
Lots of women spring to mind: Julie Cohen, Milly Johnson, Jill Mansell, Carole Matthews, but the two names which really stand out for me are Katie Fforde and Miranda Dickinson.I have such a fondness for both these fabulous women. Of course, they are best-selling authors and their books are consistently wonderful stories, but what makes them so inspirational is their generous support for new and aspiring writers. Whether it be a ‘congratulations!’ tweet on publication day, a quote to go on the front cover, or a kind word at an event, Katie and Miranda go out of their way to be inspire us lesser mortals to greater things. They also both have more practical ways of supporting new writers: Miranda runs WriteFoxy events and Katie awards one lucky writer annually with the Katie Fforde bursary through the RNA.
All about the book..
Verity Bloom hasn't been interested in cooking anything more complicated than the perfect fish finger sandwich, ever since she lost her best friend and baking companion two years ago.
But an opportunity to help a friend lands her right back in the heart of the kitchen. The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is due to open in a few weeks' time and needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up. And with new friendships bubbling and a sprinkling of romance in the mix, Verity finally begins to feel like she's home.
But when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school, can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry while still writing her own recipe for happiness?
Thanks to Cathy and Transworld for the invitation to be part of this tour and please do visit the other stops on the tour which runs until Saturday 9th July.