On Monday I attended another event held by the wonderful Chorleywood bookshop. An evening with Girl on The Train Author Paula Hawkins. She was all set to be interviewed by her publicist, the fabulous Alison Barrow. It was really great to meet her as well because I've followed her on twitter for soooo long!
Before the interview, Paula read us an extract from her book, which has now sold 2million copies! It was hard for her to pick an extract from the book without giving away any spoilers, if you've read the book, I'm sure you'll know why!
Then Alison began the interview with her. She talked about whether it feels real that two million people have bought her book, how her ideas are generated and what her writing process is. Paula has a study that she writes in and she has to shut herself away in perfect silence and is very disciplined bat how she writes. She always knew how this book was going to end but no, there are not any plans for a sequel! Although Paula has written other books under the name Amy Silver, she much prefers this writing genre. On the subject of reviews, she says she doesn't torture herself but trawling the amazon or Goodreads reviews at all-that's discipline for you!
When the interview was over, there was a chance for other people to ask questions and then we could go and get our beautiful hardback copies signed by her. I read this book on my kindle and so I am pleased to own a hardcover copy now, especially a signed one.
It was a lovely evening and the venue was perfect for what was happening. It was great to hear Paul talk and also to meet her and thanks to Alison Barrow for making sure all MY questions I had were asked during her interview-it was like she had read my mind! Thanks again to Chorleywood bookshop-I can't wait for the next event!