My talented guest on the Alternative CV today is UK author Kathy Sharp.
Hello, Susan, and many thanks for the opportunity to appear on the Alternative CV.
One quality you have which other people who know you might question.
I’m incurably lazy. Other people admire my industry in completing three novels, but I still think I’m bone idle.
A fictional character you fantasise over/ fell in love with. (One of your own preferably.)
I can’t honestly say I fantasise over any fictional character, including any of my own. But I do have a soft spot for Captain Jack Sparrow.
One item you would consign to Room 101.
Garlic. Can’t bear the smell of the stuff.
One line that sums up your WIP this week. Coming along nicely, now that I know how it ends!
One sentence that sums up your thoughts about social media.
Not necessarily evil, but still a necessary evil.
Kindle, tablet or paperback. Which one do you go to bed with and why?
Sometimes Kindle, sometimes paperback. I have been known to dozily tap the paperback to make the page turn. It doesn’t work, you know.
One thing lurking on your writing desk that shouldn’t be there?
A copy of the Royal Horticultural Society Plant Finder. It means I’m enjoying myself sorting out my plant photos when I ought to be writing.
Where do you see yourself as a writer in five years’ time. I would love to think I’ll have another four or five books published by then. Each one teaches me so much, and I still have plenty more stories to tell.
I can’t agree with you on the garlic Kathy, but delighted to hear there will be more of your stories on the way. Now give us a taste of your latest books.
Isle of Larus is an adventure tale in a fantastical setting, featuring a fleet of impossible ships, strange prophecies and a pub landlady with an alarming secret. Warm, humorous and unforgettable, the Isle of Larus and its people will steal your heart. One of the most original books you’ll ever read. Available in paperback and e-book formats http://tinyurl.com/olfyskv
There are further adventures and frights for the people of Larus in the second book in the series, Sea of Clouds. A singer of odd ballads, unusually polite pirates, a message in a bottle and a bald parrot all feature. And can you solve the riddle of the knotted cord? Bet you can’t! Available in e-book formats http://amzn.to/1wYCPH0
The third book in the trilogy, All the Wild Weather, will be published by Crooked Cat later this year.
Kathy Sharp lives in Weymouth, Dorset, and takes her writing inspiration from the beautiful Jurassic Coast. She publishes a new story every Monday morning on her blog https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2728164.Kathy_Sharp/blog