Tell us about the location you chose for your SUNLOUNGER 2 story… I chose Cape Town, South Africa because it’s my absolute most favourite place on the planet. There is wilderness, nightlife, great food, amazing beaches and it feels like you’re on the edge of the world.
Do your books feature any exotic destinations? THE ACCIDENTAL SOCIALITE starts off in London, but the main character, Paige, is Canadian and she takes a trip home near the end. She also travels to Paris and Verona with boys and Rome and Munich for Oktoberfest with her friends. I wanted to give reader a taste of what it was like for someone from Canada to go to Europe and see all these amazing places that are closer together than most cities in Canada.
If you could live anywhere in the world… That’s a tough one! I would probably say New York. I lived there briefly once before and that city is magic. Every time I visit or even think about it an energy runs through me. I love London as well, but there’s just something about NYC.
Destination you’ve returned to the most times… I’ve been to Naples, Florida quite a bit because my boyfriend’s parents have a place there. I love it! The seafood is fresh and delicious and every night we watch the sunset into the Gulf of Mexico. We also go to Maine every summer. It’s the most beautiful lake and the water is so refreshing. We spend the week hiking mountains and eating lobster rolls. It’s also where I did a big chunk of writing on my first book and started the sequel. Stephen King has a cabin across the lake from us so I feel like I absorb his writerly vibes.
Ticket, passport, money and… My iPhone so I can quickly take pictures of random stuff. I have a particular penchant for photos of strange food and funny signs.
Favourite cuisine from around the world? I’ve never had a bad meal in Italy. But, anywhere that has a cheese trolley is ace in my books.
Favourite holiday cocktail? Champagne Sangria. I had it in the Douro Valley in Portugal and it was the most delicious thing I’d ever drank. Sparkly, refreshing and there’s enough pineapple in it to count as one of your five a day.