Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Author Interview - Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Author I draw inspiration from:
Hazel: Tracy Chevalier
Heather: Kate Morton
Favorite place to read a book:
Hazel: In bed, or - preferably - in a hammock on a tropical island.
Heather: In a bubble bath with the door locked and a guard dog outside it to keep the children from banging on the door and interrupting my quiet time.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with:
Hazel: Daisy Jones from Daisy Jones & The Six
Heather: Jamie Frasier from Outlander. Need I say more?
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author:
Hazel: When I’d written my first book and it was rejected and I was devastated.
Heather: The first time I went to a conference and participated in a round table critique. The feedback made me so excited to learn and work harder, and push myself. It was totally exhilirating!
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook:
Hazel: Hardback all the way.
Heather: Paperbacks for tub reading, audiobooks during chores and exercise, and hardbacks for the shelf!
Last book you read:
Hazel: Daisy Jones & The Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s my book of the year for 2019 (so far!)
Pen & paper or computer:
Hazel: Both! Notebook for ideas and random notes. Computer for the actual writing.
Heather: I’m the same as Hazel. I absolutely love a fun notebook and keep one on hand in the glove compartment of the car, in my purse, and at my desk at all times. But I use my laptop for regular writing--unless I get stuck on a scene and then I find that sometimes, there’s nothing like paper and pen.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with:
Hazel: Winnie the Pooh, and Evie from Last Christmas in Paris.
Heather: Alice from Last Christmas in Paris
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a:
Hazel: Cake Boss. I love baking and decorating cakes!
Heather: I’d own a flower shop in the south of France and make beautiful bouquets
Favorite decade in fashion history:
Hazel: The 1920s without a doubt. Flappers. Gatsby. Downton Abbey. So much elegance and sophistication.
Heather: I hate to be a copycat, but there’s a reason Hazel and I write books together. Ha! Edwardian era into the roaring 20s, hands-down.
Place I’d most like to travel:
Hazel: China. My husband travelled there recently with work and his photographs have made me even more keen to go.
Heather: I’m a sucker for European travel at any time, but I also love the Caribbean. It’s hard for me to even consider going anywhere else, but I’d also really like to visit Japan.
My signature drink:
Hazel: Gin and Tonic. Served with elderflower tonic, ice and lime. Delicious!
Heather: a dry red wine, preferably French.
Hazel: Monet or Degas
Heather: Van Gogh or Rodin, for male artists. For women, Camille Claudel.
Number one on my bucket list:
Hazel: To see the Northern Lights in Iceland
Heather: To bring my family on a European vacation, show them the sites.
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