Interview with Netta Newbound, author of My Sister’s Daughter

22 May 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, My Sister’s Daughter?

Susannah Carmichael, recently widowed, returns from Spain to the shocking news that her sister and brother-in-law have been murdered leaving their 15-year-old daughter, Diane, an orphan. Reeling from the shock she puts her own feelings aside to take care of her niece who is a relative stranger.

There are some heart-warming moments between Susannah and Diane as they reconnect. However, the nice moments are interspersed with many dark ones as the killer is hunted.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always had an active imagination and I guess it was just a natural progression to eventually write my thoughts down. Also my husband encouraged me – he’s still my biggest fan.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

  1. Roses Have Thorns – Beverley Hughesdon
  2. Pet Sematary – Stephen King
  3. Lady Killers – Martina Cole
  4. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  5. Carrie – Stephen King

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I would have to say Stephen King – he’s my idol and I just want to know what makes him tick. I think he’s one warped individual. Haha.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The thought of taking an idea and creating it into a physical book still thrills me so I guess my favorite thing would be receiving paperback copies.

What is a typical day like for you?

I have my 4-year-old grandson living with me at the moment which has caused me to change my regular routine – I wake at 6am and fall into bed around midnight. In between I deal with master 4 – drop him off and pick him up from kindy. I also fit in an hour of exercise in the morning. As I’m one of the founders of Junction Publishing I spend most of my day dealing with submissions, proofreading etc. My own writing takes a back seat and I often have to write in the evenings.

What scene in My Sister’s Daughter was your favorite to write?

The creepiness of the secret room in Manchester – I can’t tell you what’s in there because it will spoil it for readers, but the thought of it still gives me the heebie jeebies.

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

What will be will be – I believe this totally and never stress about anything beyond my control as things always have a way of sorting themselves out.

Netta Newbound is the author of the new book My Sister’s Daughter

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