Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with:
1. What’s the name of your latest story – and how hard was it to pick a title?
It’s Undercover Blues, and it very kindly presented itself. Given the two leads were going undercover as pianist and singer with a nightclub dance band, it said everything I needed for the story.
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest story?
Oooh, that’s a tricky one. Hmm, I think a young Errol Flynn for Robert Darnley, and a young Jim Morrison [of Doors fame] for Tom Langley – with a hair restyle, of course…
3. What five words best describe your story?
Undercover pretence becomes dangerous reality.
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple?
Another difficult choice! Probably Francis Crawford and Phillipa, from Dorothy Dunnett’s amazing historical series, The Lymond Chronicles, but I could list at least half a dozen more!
5. What song always makes you cry?
Memory, sung by Elaine Paige from the musical Cats. Don’t know why, but it always chokes me up.
About Undercover Blues
London 1935: industrial espionage, blackmail, and two Home Office agents masquerading as lovers in a dance band. What could possibly go wrong?
About Chris Quinton
Chris reads and writes across most genres, usually in the male/male field. She refuses to be pigeon-holed and intends to uphold the honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of her ability. In the past she’s been a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist and a fifteenth century re-enactor.
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