Friday, 15 September 2017

Blog Tour: The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan


Happy Friday bookworms! I am so glad it's nearly the weekend! To celebrate, it's my turn on The Doll House blog tour. On today's stop, Phoebe is sharing her top five authors she would love to meet and I definitely agree with some of them there! Read on to find out who they are and don't forget to visit the other stops on the tour.





Five authors I’d love to meet

Phoebe Morgan


1. Lorrie Moore – a short story writer who uses language in the most amazing, original way. I discovered her writing a few years ago and immediately texted everyone asking whether they’d read her too so I could discuss! There’s a brilliant short story of hers called ‘How to be a writer’ which I remember reading late one night over and over again because I loved it so much. Look it up – it’s available online too. 

2. Liane Moriarty – Australian author of commercial dark women’s fiction including The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. I went to Australia this Easter and in the weeks before I left I spent a lot of time frantically googling ‘Liane Moriarty public appearances’ to see if I might be able to go see her talk. I would have dragged my travel buddy a long way to meet her! Her books are a wonderful mix of dark, gripping suspense and funny family life, and every time a new one comes out I drop everything to read. 

3. Melissa Bank – author of The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot. I’ve read both her books multiple times – she has a lovely whimsical style which just captures growing up and navigating in and out of relationships so perfectly. Every so often I check to see if she’s written anything else but until then, another re-read will have to do. I’d love to sit with her over a glass of wine and find out how she became so wise and how much of her stories are based on truth.

4. David Nicholls – author of One Day, Us, Starter for Ten and more. I think his characterisation is truly the work of a genius. My brother texted me the other day to say he was underwhelmed by One Day and honestly I don’t think our relationship will ever be the same! Reading David Nicholls’ books is just such an enjoyable experience; he is totally in control of the lives he has created and it feels like spending time with friends rather than figments of the imagination on a page. I’d like to ask him how he creates his characters – whether he plans them out or if they come to him fully formed.

5. Paula Hawkins – author of The Girl on the Train and Into The Water. I did see her talk at the Hay Festival this year and asked her a question – does that count?! Seriously though I’d love to spend time with her and hear about her writing – I find it really interesting that she used to write women’s fiction, and would like to know more about how her life has changed since the phenomenal success of her first thriller. I’ve read both her books and Into The Water kept me up all night – despite some criticism, I thought it was brilliant and so cleverly done.

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