This year I've invited several authors and book bloggers for a fun Christmas Interview. My first guest is author Tracey Sinclair:
This probably sounds a bit tragic but I don’t put up any Christmas decorations – I live alone so it never seems worth it (though in fairness, I have fairy lights up all year round, so maybe that counts?). I do love seeing decorated trees, though, I think they are so pretty!
If you could go anywhere in the world to celebrate Christmas, where would you go?
I’d like to celebrate one Christmas in New York, just to do all those ‘holiday movie’ clichés – the shopping, the Rockefeller Centre, Central Park in the snow… (I can’t ice skate, though, so I would just have to watch that bit. I’m too clumsy to be allowed on blades.)
And what would be the last place you'd want to be stuck during Christmas?
Outside of the obvious answers (in a war zone, in prison, homeless, down a mine), I’d say on a broken down train or bus. A couple of years ago the weather was so bad lots of my friends got stranded travelling, which was pretty miserable for everybody concerned.
What's the most disappointing present you've ever had?
Probably something bland from the office Secret Santa, back when I worked in offices. Though one year I went home for Christmas only for my mum to proudly tell me she’d bought a nut roast so I could enjoy a proper Christmas lunch even though I am a vegetarian – having forgotten I was allergic to nuts. Thanks, mum!
Mince Pie, yay or nay?
Nay! I hate dried fruit. My Christmas treat is Terry’s Chocolate Orange and as much Bailey’s as I can drink before I feel queasy.
Tracey Sinclair is an author and freelance editor and writer. Her books include the romcom The Bridesmaid Blues and the Dark Dates/Cassandra Bick series, the latest of which, Angel Falls, is out now.