Interview * Rhys Bowen~~ New York City, A Brew of Immigrants and Mystery!

Iinterviews, best selling authors, best sellers, writersINTERVIEW ***  WITH BEST SELLING AUTHOR, RHYS BOWEN


Q. Where do you write? Do you have a special room, shed, barn, special space for your writing? 

A.I have an office, set up to make everything go as smoothly as possible. Bookshelf behind my desk has all my research materials. On the walls are certificates for all my award nominations to inspire me when I get depressed. On my desk are silly toys to play with when I get bored.Rhys Bowen, best selling authors, best sellers, writing

Q. Do you have any special rituals when you sit down to write? (sharpened #2 pencils, legal pad, cup of tea, glass of brandy, favorite pajamas, etc.)

A. I write two books a year. I have to be a professional, sit down at my desk every morning and write although I do sometimes do it in my robe and pjs!


Q. What is your mode of writing? (long hand? Pencil? Computer? Etc.)

A. Oh goodness, I’d never manage two books a year if I wrote longhand, nor would I be able to read my own writing. The day computers were invented was the happiest day of my life.


Q. Do you have a set time each day to write or do you write only when you are feeling creative?

A.I go to my desk as soon as I’ve made a cup of tea, answer emails then start to write. I give myself a target of 5 pages a day and I write until I’ve done at least that much. Sometimes it’s more. Sometimes I’m done by mid morning.


Q. Do you ‘get lost’ in your writing and for how long?

A. There have been mornings when I think “It must be eleven by now. I’d really like a cup of coffee and I look at my watch and it’s 2 p.m.


Q. When did you begin to write seriously?

A. Right after college when I started working for the BBC in London. I started writing my own radio and TV plays.

Q. How long after that were you published?

A. The first play I took to the head of BBC drama was accepted and produced. I’ve been a professional writer ever since.


Biography.  I’m the New York Times bestselling author of two historical mystery series: The Molly Murphy books are set in early 1900s New York City and the Royal Spyness books are about a minor royal in 1930s England. My books have won 13 awards to date, including Agatha and Anthony. I was born and raised in Britain but have lived in California for most of my adult life. Now I divide my time between California and Arizona (where I go to escape those brutal California winters).
Don’t miss Part II of this wonderful interview and get a look into this writer’s world!  Friday, July 5th
Start your month off right!! DON’T MISS UPCOMING BLOGS. INTERVIEWS with other best-selling AUTHORS!      A SERIES, “The Writer’s Corner”

I have had a wonderful response from other authors and will feature an interview once a month .These authors have already responded and you can read their interviews by clicking on their name: : Ann Purser, Susan Elia MacNealMark Childress, Rhys Bowen, Dean Koontz,  Karen Robards, Sheryl Woods, Jo-Ann Mapson, Jeffrey Deaver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amber Winckler, Heidi Jon Schmidt, Robert McCammon, Sue Grafton, Caroline Leavitt, Walter Mosley, Nora Roberts, and many others.

So come along with me; we shall sneak into these writers’ special places, be a fly on the wall and watch them create!  July features Rhys BowenSue Grafton is August’s author and September will feature Tasha AlexanderJeffrey Deaver is November’s author and  slick mystery writer, Andrew Grant will join us this winter. Loretta Chase will be featured later this year.

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