Author Interview - Lauren North
Author I draw inspiration from: Oh this is a tough one because I draw inspiration from so many amazing authors. I guess my all time favorite is Stephen King. His novel, Misery, ignited my passion for psychological thrillers.
Favorite place to read a book: The sofa with my dog (Rodney) on my lap.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Jack Reacher because he’d get us out in a flash.
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: When I was seven I wrote a story about a family of peas (they rolled instead of walked) which I sent to a publisher. They sent me a very kind rejection letter and a big pack of stickers. From that moment I knew I would never stop working hard to make my dream come true.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: I read mostly on my e-reader because after a day working at my laptop I like to make the words in the book a bit bigger to ease my eye strain but I read paperbacks a lot too and love to listen to audiobooks in the car.
The last book I read: The Whisper Man by Alex North (no relation).
Pen & paper or computer: Computer all the way. I can type as fast as I think but I can’t write by hand that fast and be able to read it again later.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Madeline from Big Little Lies. No one messes with Madeline.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: A teacher.
Favorite decade in fashion history: Got to love those big shoulder pads from the eighties. I have wavy hair that isn’t straight or curly which would also have been perfect for this decade. Hooray for hair strengtheners.
Place I’d most like to travel: I’d love to hire an RV and see more of America.
My signature drink: A very large decaf cappuccino
Favorite artist: Banksy
Number one on my bucket list: Travel the world.
Anything else you'd like to add: Thank you so much for having me. I’d love to hear from readers about what they thought of The Perfect Son so please get in touch with me on social media.
Find more from Lauren North: @Lauren_C_North