Interview with Helen Harper, Author of Hummingbird

05 May 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hummingbird?

Ordinary people are often capable of extraordinary things. I wanted to explore how someone could become a hero when all the odds were stacked against them.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Hummingbird, what would they be?

Oh So Quiet by Bjork.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I read everything but Urban Fantasy is definitely my favourite!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

The easier question is what books AREN’T on my TBR pile. There are hundreds on there… so many books, such little time.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

When things are looking particularly dire for Mairi, the main character, two people show up to help her – and they are the people you’d least expect to be there!

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I have two dogs and three cats. I spend most of my writing time fending them off so I can get some work done!

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Tomorrow is always another day.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That mice have their uses… 😉


Helen Harper is the author of the new book Hummingbird

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