Interview with Mandy Smith, author of Cabin Fever

14 Sep 2015

Tell us a little bit about your new release, Cabin Fever.

Its a personal account of my life as a Virgin Atlantic Air Hostess, Searching the world for my Mr Right. A little bit like a memoir – as its all true stories but written in a ‘chic lit’ style to make it more of a light hearted, fun read.  There are stories from my 6 week training, dating escapades and snippets from parties set all around the world.  If you are of a delicate nature then this book is not really for you as it does have some pretty graphic sex scenes in it.  I’ve been pretty honest and up front in every chapter, as I am in life.

What is the one movie that you can quote the most?

Grease I know every word & every song off by heart and can still be found singing my heart out to them when they come on the radio in the car – Love it!

What are you currently craving?

Cake – Im normally such health freak with my Nutribullet crammed full of spinach/coconut water /seeds & fruit, but its my husbands, daughters and my own birthday this weekend, so I’ve made the most yummy chocolate fudge cake covered in pink chocolate ganache’ which I just cant stop eating!

If you had to pick one place to vacation for the rest of your life, where would you choose?

That is a very difficult question as each place is wonderful for many different reasons, but I’d have to say Thailand as it is the most amazing country to explore & backpack. (If I were to pick somewhere for 5 Star luxury I’d have to say – Cape Town in South Africa as it is my favourite of all the Virgin Destinations we used to fly to)

BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?

To control the four elements (similar to storm from Xmen) – Id make it rain more where its needed so more countries could grow their own crops, I’d be able to fly by controlling air pressure and use my Superpowers to try to restore world peace!!

You wouldn’t be caught dead, where?

At any ‘Anti-gay’ establishment – I’m so happy about the Supreme court judges demanding Gay marriage be legal across the USA – everyone should have equal rights.

What’s your favorite story from Cabin Fever?

The Flower girls chapter – where my friends and I are partying and having fun in Barbados!  Its full of sex, skinny dipping and room parties. This kind of depicts our silliness and I love my girls so much. We don’t get to see each other as much nowadays – so I miss them dearly as we all live so far apart now.  I think most of my reminiscing means more to me because of my relationship with my girls – Laura/Felicity & Suzy (these are not their real names – they each picked the names themselves).

Do you have a favorite local bookstore we can give a shoutout to?

The Book Nook in Hove UK they are an independent book store where children can go to listen to readings everyday as well as read them before buying.  My daughter absolutely adores books and Im so proud that she can almost read and write at the age of three –

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

Yes!  This one is the one I live my life by and has stayed with me since College:  “Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty”  x x x

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Mandy Smith is the author of the new book Cabin Fever.

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