Sunday, 22 November 2020

🍴 Sunday Brunch with Jaffareadstoo ~ Jane Linfoot


On this quiet Sunday morning why don't you put the kettle on, make your favourite breakfast and settle down for Sunday Brunch with Jaffareadstoo

🍴I'm delighted to welcome, author, Jane Linfoot to our Sunday Brunch today🍴

🍴Welcome, Jane. What favourite food are you bringing to Sunday brunch? 

I love bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. 

🍴 Would you like a pot of English breakfast tea, a strong Americano, or a glass of Bucks Fizz? 

I’d be very happy with either coffee or the bucks fizz. I do need a caffeine kick in the morning. 

🍴 Where shall we eat brunch – around the kitchen table, in the formal dining room, or outside on the patio

Definitely outside in the sun, under a parasol if it’s really hot! 

🍴 Shall we have music playing in the background? And if so will you share with us a favourite song or piece of music that makes you happy? 

Let’s listen to the birds singing. 

🍴 Which favourite book will you bring to Sunday Brunch? 

I find favourites really hard. I’ll bring Love, Nina along, by Nina Stibbe. I love off-beat comedy and that book really makes me laugh. 


🍴 When you are writing do you still find time to read for pleasure? And is there a book you would like to read but haven’t had time for …yet! 

If I read while I’m writing my wip tends to take on the voice of whatever author I’m reading, so I catch up on my to-be-read pile between books. I just bought Milly Johnson’s new Christmas book, I can’t wait to read that. 

🍴 What’s the oldest book on your book shelf? 

The other day I came across a book I won as a prize in reception class. That’s vintage! 

🍴 Where do you find the inspiration for your novels? 

I find inspiration anywhere and everywhere. Like a lot of authors, I soak up ideas wherever I am, whatever I’m doing without even realising. Then they make their way back onto the page later. 

🍴 Have you a favourite place to settle down to write and do you find it easier to write in winter or summer? 

I love to turn my screen brightness up to full and write at a table in the garden whenever it’s warm enough. In winter I pull up a stool and write in the kitchen next to the aga. 

🍴 When writing to a deadline are you easily distracted and if so how do you bring back focus on your writing? 

When there’s a deadline coming up I go into hermit mode and try not to leave my laptop except for dog walks and family things. I’m a very visual writer so I love adding to my Pinterest pages to get myself in the mood. That’s the kind of distraction that counts as work. 

🍴 Give us four essential items that a writer absolutely needs? 

A fabulous editor, a dog (or two) to take for walks, a decent laptop, and a supportive family. 

🍴 What can you tell us about your latest novel or your current work in progress? 

Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea is a love story with friends! It’s set in Cornwall in the village of St Aidan and is the fifth in the series of books set at Brides by the Sea, but works well as a standalone. Despite the romantic wedding shop setting my stories aren’t all sugar-sweet, they have realism, humour and irony in there too. There’s heartbreak as well as love. 

One More Chapter
August 2020

🍴 Jane where can we follow you on social media?🍴  


Facebook page: Facebook

Instagram: Instagram

Website: janelinfoot

I have lots of Pinterest boards relating to my novels too. 

🍴 More about Jane🍴 

I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines, and lots of heart. Writing is fab, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a cottage up a mountain road in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. Happily, we're in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I'm not on facebook, and can't find an excuse for shopping, I'll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem. 

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  1. Thank you Jo and Jaffa, it's been lovely to visit your blog today, I've loved having Sunday brunch with you! I hope you and all your readers have a lovely weekend, Jane xxx

    1. Thanks for being such a lovely guest, Jane.It's been great fun having brunch with you. Come back and see us again soon xx

  2. I really enjoyed this conversation. I'd love to see more photos of Jaffa and Timmy.


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