Thank you for my copy of "A Good Catch". I had not read any of Fern's books but I like Fern so was looking forward to reading it.
I wasn't sure what to expect and it was evident some way in that there was not going to be any great twists and turns to this novel. It was, however, a good wholesome read, well written. A skill in itself! I am looking forward to reading more of Fern's work including her Autobiography.
My question's for Fern, and I have limited these, are:
1/ Would you ever try to manipulate the lives of any of your children like the Behenna/Clovelly parents did?
2/ We were led to believe in many ways that Hal was Jesse's son. At the end you wrote that Hal was as tall and lanky as his Father. Was that the final nod to him being Mickey's son after all?
3/ Would you consider writing a sequel following Mickey and Loveday in New Zealand? Characters that I believe could be built on and could really come into themselves outside of the safety of their Cornish comfort blanket. (please feel free to message me)
4/ What would be your best tip to anyone new to writing in order to get their work published?
5/ Is Goose your daughter Winnie?
Thank you! x
1. I would never attempt to manipulate my children’s lives. Obviously I have encouraged them to enjoy school and all their subjects but I also support them wholeheartedly in their choices. We only want our children to be happy, functioning people don’t we?
2. Even I’m not sure but, yes, I think Hal is Jesse’s son. I’m glad we don’t find out though.
3. What a neat idea! I would have to go to New Zealand to do some research. I most definitely fancy a trip there!
4. Write a synopsis first and then about 5-10 thousand words. Look out for writing competitions in magazines, etc. (Good Housekeeping do a good one each year) as very often the prize is to be published.
5. Goose is my daughter Grace who is 19 now, but she’s always been my little Goose!