G.J. Minett studied at Cambridge and then spent many years as a teacher of foreign languages. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, and won the 2010 Chapter One Prize for unpublished novels with the opening chapter of The Hidden Legacy.
Today, as part of the Anything For Her blog tour, he’s taking on the LifeOfCri.me 12 word challenge.
Answers should be complete sentences, and completed in no more than 12 words (unless otherwise stated)
Contractions count. It’s = 2 words.
LOC: What can you tell us about your latest release, Anything for Her?
GJM: When she asks for help, you don’t say no, do you?
LOC: How would you describe your writing process?
GJM: Practically OCD. Planned to the nth degree.
LOC: What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learnt in your writing career so far?
GJM: Just how generous and supportive other writers and bloggers are.
LOC: What words of wisdom do you have for aspiring authors?
GJM: If you don’t believe you’re a writer, why should others?
LOC: Describe your perfect day
GJM: Maggie O’Farrell phones to say she loves the way I write (sigh)
And finally, just for laughs…
LOC: Thanks to the author Paul Finch, you’ve just woken up on stage in front of the judges of a TV talent show with just Aplastic skeleton, a staple gun and a roll of toilet paper. What do you do?
GJM: I cry and tell them my kids are all terminally ill
You’d do anything for the one that got away . . . wouldn’t you?
When Billy Orr returns home to spend time with his dying sister, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Aimi, the love of his life. He might not have seen her in eleven years, but Billy’s never forgotten her. He’d do anything for her then, and he’d do anything for her now.
When Aimi tells him that she wants to escape her abusive husband, Billy agrees to help her fake her own death. But is she still the Aimi that Billy remembers from all those years ago?
Once Aimi disappears, Billy has to face the possibility that perhaps she had different reasons for disappearing – reasons that might be more dangerous than she’s led him to believe . . .