Author I draw inspiration from: As diverse as Lawrence Durrell, Julie Schumacher and Amor Towles. Sorry - just can't narrow it down. Too many fabulous writers out there :)
Favorite place to read a book: In bed late at night.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: I usually get attached to the protagonist from the book I am currently reading. So right now I'd like to have a moment in an elevator with Astrid from All Adults Here! The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: When the story just wanted to burst out of me.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: I'd have to say ebook for the last couple of years because I travel so much.
The last book I read: Sofonisba by Chiara Montani
Pen & paper or computer: Computer.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: The count in Gentleman in Moscow.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: I have to say I already wear two hats - artist and author.
Favorite decade in fashion history: Mini skirts and hot pants (before your time!!)
Place I’d most like to travel: Born in Paris, but lived in Australia, Israel and the US for extended periods. I'd like to visit Morocco and Estonia next...
My signature drink: Tea with milk!!!!!
Favorite artist: Oh boy - too many to list. From Rodin and Manet to Sainer Etam and Zoey Frank
Number one on my bucket list: Get through this pandemic in one piece…
Anything else you'd like to add: Thank you for what you do. This popular explosion of book bloggers and book podcasts puts to rest the fear that reading is dead!
Book Feature 'L'Origine' (excerpt)
I adore history. I adore art. I adore Paris. This book has all three of those things, plus it has controversy and scandal to keep those pages turning. The protagonist in the novel is the painting itself, which should be a fresh take on historical fiction…perfect for those fans who are looking for a departure from the same old-same old. Read more from Ashley Hasty here.