Sunday, 28 June 2020

Summer Picnic with Jaffareadstoo ~ Josie Bonham ☼



☼ Jaffareadstoo is delighted to welcome you all to our Summer Picnic ☼ 

Pull up a deck chair, tie knots in your hanky and roll up your trouser legs!

☼ Summer time is here ☼ 








 I'm delighted to welcome author, Josie Bonham to our picnic ☼






What favourite foods are you bringing to our summer picnic? 

Fruit Scones with homemade plum jam.


Would you like chilled white wine, a flute of Prosecco, a tumbler of Pimms, or a tall glass of sparkling elderflower cordial?

Pimms with homegrown cucumber, prepared by my eldest niece who does amazing things with a jug of Pimms.


Where shall we sit, by the pool, in the garden, in the countryside, at the seaside?

Seaside would be lovely. 


Do we have a wicker hamper, tablecloth and cutlery, or is everything in a supermarket carrier bag?

Let’s go for all the trimmings.


Do you have favourite place to have a summer picnic?

Tricky one this. There are so many lovely places. I was very taken with Lyme Regis, let’s go there.


Which of your literary heroes are joining us on the picnic today?

It has to be Jane Austen. I wonder what she will make of the changes at Lyme Regis?


Which summer read are you bringing with you today?

Frederica by Georgette Heyer.


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What is your earliest summer memory?

Riding around the garden in a red pedal car when I was about three.


Do you have a favourite summer hideaway?

We have relatives in Devon. We stay in Exmouth when we visit them and always have at least one trip to Topsham Bay.


Do you have a summer music playlist for reading / writing? And if so will you share with us a favourite song or piece of music that makes you feel summery?

I write best when it’s quiet so never play music. I’m easily distracted!


Do you find that your reading tastes differ between winter and summer?


To some extent. I love reading a Regency romance with at least a smattering of snow on the ground in the run up to Christmas. I like writing them too. 


Do you find it easier to write in the summer months or during the winter? 

Easier in summer I think, although Nanowrimo is a good idea. I wrote a novella last November by signing up. 


Would you like to tell us a little about your latest novel, or your current work in progress? 

My debut novel, A Good Match For The Major, is the first in a series of Regency romances with a good dash of adventure. Their heat level is warm.



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More about Josie

I’ve always been a daydreamer and a bookworm. For years I started writing things and never finishing them. My sister persuaded me to try a Future learn free writing course which was helpful. When my niece sat down and wrote a novel just after that I decided it was time to take it seriously. I joined the Romantic Novelists New Writers Scheme and the help and support I’ve had has been amazing.


Josie, where can we find you on Social Media?

Twitter @BonhamJosie


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