Today, I’m absolutely delighted to welcome the lovely Liza Perrat.
Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years. When, on a Bangkok bus, she met the Frenchman who was to become her husband, she moved to France, and has been living with him and their three children there for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist.
Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in her French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series.
Tell us, Lisa, are you a morning person, or a midnight candle burner?
Definitely a morning person. My brain refuses to co-operate much after 5pm.
If you could morph into any creature what would it be?
Any of my past, present or future cats, as they have the perfect life.
Ha! Mine do also. Bedtime, relaxing so you can sleep sounds or is your preference for something else?
Soft and relaxing music, something like Hildegarde Von Bingen’s, whilst reading a good book.
So, how did you come to write historical fiction?
I tried writing contemporary fiction but couldn’t pull it off. Then I seemed to “find” my voice in historical fiction. Probably because I’m passionate about history.
Me too. Would you like to write a different genre?
Psychological crime thrillers, as I find them exciting to read.
Snap! What is your least favourite part of writing?
That bumpy, uncertain first draft, when you’re never sure if it’s going to turn out in the end, or becoming a stinking pile of rubbish.
Would you ever consider a joint project?
No, I would be too awful, cranky and pedantic to work with. I’m better left to my own devices.
Is location important in your books, Liza?
Yes, location is vital in my books, as “Time and Place” is the motto of my Author Collective, Triskele Books. For The Bone Angel series, I featured rural French villages and landscape, as that’s where I live, so it makes it easier to write about. This will probably change in the future though.
Tells us about Blood Rose Angel, your new book, please!
Blood Rose Angel, third book of my French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel series has just been published, and will be launched at our Triskele Books annual launch in London on 28th November. It follows book 1, Spirit of Lost Angels and book 2, Wolfsangel, but takes place during the 14th century Black Death years. All three books can be read as standalones. The same family, village, auberge and angel talisman link the characters throughout the trilogy.
Sounds fascinating! I have your series on my TBR list. How can readers find you, Liza?
They can connect with me online via:
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Great! It’s been fab chatting with you and I wish you every success with your writing.
Thanks for inviting me, Siobhan.