Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Interview Erin McCahan

I really enjoyed I Now Pronounce You Someone Else so I am delighted to welcome its author Erin McCahan to the blog today. Erin was kind enough to answer some questions about her book for me.

1) In a sentence tell us about I Now Pronounce You Someone Else.

When 18-year-old Bronwen Oliver discovers the Family of Her Dreams in the Guy of Her Dreams, she thinks her life’s path is clear when he proposes, but when the wedding date gets pushed up by years, Bronwen finds herself questioning not only what she wants but who she is, and the answers to these questions change her and her family forever.

(I tried to fit quirky and proctologist in there but couldn’t given the one-sentence restriction.)

2) What was the inspiration behind your book?

Weddings, my own alias (Phoebe Lilywhite) and my step-dad.

Weddings – love them all. Tacky, fancy, old, young, shotgun, romantic. I love weddings.

My alias – I was fooling around with the idea of the perfect alias for myself and came up with Phoebe Lilywhite which sounds English, which I wish I were, and it sounds like the name of someone who has never been tan in her life, which I haven’t been.

My step-dad – He was a perfect gentleman, and we were terribly polite strangers to each other, even though I called him Dad. We were just getting close when he died.

So these three ideas percolated until one day I poured out I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU SOMEONE ELSE.


3) If your book had a theme song what would it be?

Anywhere Is by Enya.
Good question. I had fun thinking about this one.


4) What's the last book you read that you keep recommending to everyone?

MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco X. Stork


5) I would love to read more about Bronwen, any plans for a sequel?

No, no plans for a sequel, but thank you so much asking. It’s really a gift when someone asks this question.

4 comments:

  1. Ooh - I loved this interview. some fantastic questions! I love the theme song question! I am absolutely going to read this onw day - it sounds like my kind of book.

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  2. Can't wait to read this one! So interesting to see her inspiration behind it :) Thanks for sharing the interview!

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  3. Great interview. I can't wait to read this book. I had heard only good things :)

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  4. The theme song question is the best! Have to say, and I love Erin's answer. The inspiration bit was also really interesting and I keep hearing amazing things about Marcelo in the Real World. Can't wait to pick that one up.

    Great interview!

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I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour :D