Christmas Fun Time with Author Katey Lovell

This year, for my Christmas feature, I've invited several authors and book bloggers for a fun Christmas Interview. My next guest is author Katey Lovell:

Hi Katey and welcome to Alba in Bookland. First of all, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi Alba! I'm an author who writes novels about relationships - friendships, families and romance. Joe and Clara's Christmas Countdown is my third full-length novel.

Your latest book, Joe and Clara’s Christmas Countdown, is about a boy who is not a big fan of Christmas and a girl who absolutely loves it. Tell us a bit more about them and what sparked this idea.
I wouldn't say Clara is based on me, but I definitely do love Christmas so maybe there are parts of her that are! Joe has previously been a fan of Christmas, but since the loss of a loved one over the festive period he's found December a struggle. Throughout the book Clara is keen to remind Joe exactly why the season is so special. I wanted to write about an advent countdown and remind readers that amidst the joy of Christmas there are also those struggling - whether that's because of health, bereavement, financial worries... and before long I had the nugget of an idea for the story!

In Joe and Clara’s Christmas Countdown, Clara gives Joe a special Christmas gift every day. From these gifts, which one of the most original or special?
Some of the gifts are very traditional - candy canes and Christmas books - but one of the most original is a fortune telling fish!

Talking about Christmas presents. Which book is on top of your wish list this year?
I became vegan at the start of the year and would love some simple vegan cook books for Christmas - Lucy Watson's looks great! I'd also like the Bodiposipanda book about body confidence because, like many people, there are times I'm unhappy in my own skin. Hopefully that book would help me appreciate how marvellous my body is!

Do you ever make your own gifts for your loved ones?
I have in the past, mainly scarves and tree decorations. These days I'm far less creative - although one friend did specifically ask me for a copy of my book for Christmas!

Any recommendations for presents for bookworms (that are not books)?
There are so many great presents for book lovers, but my recommendation would be clothing from the Out of Print website or bookish candles from Flickerink on etsy!

And finally, if you could spend Christmas with a fictional character, who would you pick?
Ooh, this is a toughie! I think I'll have to say Mrs Weasley because I quite fancy a homemade jumper!

Thank you for having me, Alba, it's always a pleasure. Happy Christmas, everyone!

Thank you so much Kate for stopping by and sharing some Christmas cheer with us! 

Connect with Katey:
Twitter: @Katey5678
Facebook: Katey Lovell

About the Book:

Title: Joe and Clara's Christmas Countdown
Author: Katey Lovell
Published: October 13th 2017 by HarperImpulse

Blurb: As Christmas approaches Joe Smith knows he should be celebrating with friends and family, making the most of the season. But for Joe, Christmas only holds painful memories. Ones he can feel crushing his heart, a reminder of a time he can never forget.

Clara O'Connell loves Christmas. For her it is the most magical time of the year. And she's determined to make Joe love it too! She knows he's hurting, but maybe she can help to ease his pain. Her plan: One special gift every day to remind Joe just how loved he is.

But the clock is ticking. Will the Christmas magic wear off at midnight or will Clara's Christmas countdown be the perfect gift to heal Joe's broken heart? And in doing so, maybe she will get a gift in return…Joe's love for Christmas and forever…?

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