Greg has just left home for the first time, now he is free to do whatever he wants; Fresher’s week is an endless party that lasts till Christmas and at long last girls are into him, even Heather, but there is so much more to the most beautiful girl he has ever met and her strange and obsessive friend, Anna. Is there anything Anna won’t do to get what she wants? A gun is easy to come by, especially in America but is it so easy to use? Are Anna, Greg and Heather really who they seem?
Loving Heather is available on Amazon for Kindle here.
About The Author
Alex writes every word for pure pleasure, starting as a teenager writing stories at school in Ireland motivated by the promise of the teacher of no homework for the best story… Alex often had no homework to do. Born in England but growing up in Ireland near the sea, Alex enjoyed looking out at the deep blue through the school window dreaming of travelling, adventure and more stories. Alex has worked as a feature writer for a number of magazines but novels are Alex’s first Love.
1. How did your life as a writer begin?
I started writing stories at school in Ireland when I was about fourteen years old. But the very first story I wrote was when I was about seven. I remember not knowing what to write and I told my Mom I couldn’t do it. It was writers block. The only real time I have had writers block! Then I started writing and I could not stop until about six pages later!
2. What makes you feel inspired to write?
Everything from the world around me to emotional experiences to the real earthy sights smells and images from travel adventure or life experience. I also feel if you are a creative type you just need to be creative. If I could not write I would be an actor, and I am not a good painter so a blank sheet of paper is my canvass, my creative outlet which I need otherwise I don’t feel right.
3. How did you come with the idea for your current story?
The magic of writing as a creative process means where any idea comes from is quite elusive but imagination and life experience sometimes an alter ego, also I am a big believer in the power of dreaming and thinking. Travelling and relationships also help inspire ideas. But there is no one single true formula.
4. Tell us about your writing process. Do you outline, or are you more of a seat of your pants type of a writer?
I am both seat of the pants and I also outline ideas, but they will also change as the story comes to life.
5. What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
There are many favourite scenes in the book, I try to make every word memorable and important. From the sun sinking into the deep blue sea in Miami to the messy student houses to the disguises Anna uses when flying to America.
6. What is your most interesting writing quirk?
I like to use two points of view the female perspective written in the form of a journal and a male perspective written in the third person.
7. What is your usual writing routine?
I write everywhere whenever I can – in the library, on a boat or train journey, in the pub or a café.
8. What is the highest goal that you desire to meet as an author?
It is important to me that what I write offers pleasure to the reader and the more of them the better then I can produce more novels and offer more enjoyment. If something is written with a sense of enjoyment then it shows. Reading fiction for me should not be hard work.
9. Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?
Nick Hornby – because I like his down to earth approach, you could have a drink with him and probably enjoy a nice conversation without it being hard work, though it would be a lot more difficult James Joyce or Hemingway!
10. What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Just do it!