Hi Mandy and Welcome. So can you tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is Truly Madly Greekly – a summer romantic comedy set on the gorgeous Greek island of Corfu. Sisters Ellen and Lacey are scoping out the hotel Blue Vue for Lacey’s upcoming wedding but Lacey has her eye on the animation team rather than the table settings.
I have a new novel coming out soon too. One Wish in Manhattan releases on 2 October and is the story of single mum Hayley Walker chasing her dreams and her daughter’s big wish all the way to New York just before Christmas. You can pre-order it now Here
How did you get into writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a child. I’ve always had a big imagination so I was always making stories up. Nothing much has changed there! I self-published my first book, Excess All Areas via an initiative set up by Feed A Read. After that came Kindle Direct Publishing. I’ve self-published six novels and currently have four traditionally published books. I hope there’s a lot more to come.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d offer someone that says they want to write a book?
My advice would be to go for it! If you’re passionate about your subject you should have no problems getting the words down, it’s what comes after that that’s the tricky part. It depends why you want to write a book. If it’s for yourself or for fun that’s great, if it’s to start your career in writing you’d better start thinking what comes after the first book.
Where do you write?
At the moment I write in my bedroom on my dressing table but that’s not going to be for long! I’m in the process of turning our spare room into a home office and we have plans for a garden room later on next year.
Are you writing your next book?
I’m playing around with a couple of books at the moment and waiting for edits to descend!
What do you do with yourself when you’re not writing?
I’m a big music fan so I love going to see live music. I’ve got some trips to London for gigs lined up this autumn, a country music festival in the spring and in April next year I’m off to Nashville!
Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads. She is represented by Kate Nash of The Kate Nash Literary Agency.
In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance and has since scooped Top Ten Reads/Book of the Year places from a number of UK book bloggers.
Traditionally published by US publisher Sapphire Star, Harper Collins’ digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse, and most recently, digital fiction specialists, Bookouture, a great story is never far from her fingertips!
A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, Mandy is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women’s networking groups.
Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.
Visit Mandy’s website at http://www.mandybaggot.com/
Latest release: Truly Madly Greekly http://smarturl.it/trulymadlygreekly
Amazon UK: http://ow.ly/sjq4v
Amazon US: http://ow.ly/sjqbM
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