Today, I have the opportunity to talk to Sarah Holt. She is a writer at heart and she is here to talk about her book.
Hi, Sarah. Can you introduce yourself to our audience?
oooh, writing about yourself is always tricky. I spend all my time writing about other people, so it’s hard to point my pen in my own direction. I’m a first time novelist, book worm, travel addict and serial bubble bath taker. My first book Love and Eskimo Snow has just been published by Valley Press and has just been launched in WH Smith travel stores around the country.
I am here today to talk about your book so what is your novel called? and please give a brief description of the premise?
My novel is called Love and Eskimo Snow. The title sums up the premise of the book. It’s taken from the myth that the Sami eskimos have more than 200 different words to describe snow – a few of them are printed on the cover – and the idea is that love should be the same. The word love isn’t enough to explain what a million different people experience. This idea is sketched out in the book by following the experiences of a series of girls. There is a twist at the end!!
Ah I heard about the Samis, they have lots of words meaning similar but not the same thing. Like dry snow, warm snow, cold snow probably even yellow snow.
What is the last book you read and what did you like about it?
Well, the Booker longlist was announced last week. I’m currently reading “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”. It’s a beautifully written book. The similes are as far away from cliche as possible. There are surprises behind every page.
(The book – “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” – By Karen Joy Fowler)
I have seen you have had a lot of experiences in your life (like flying a stunt plane), what has been your favourite?
I loved working on The World’s First Ever Edible Book Launch at the start of the year. It was an event that allowed people to learn about Love and Eskimo Snow though taste, texture and atmosphere. It was a book tasting if you like. Apart from that zip lining in Costa Rica was amazing, so was sandboarding in Peru, and visiting the salt flats in Bolivia was incredible. Funnily enough, eating dinner in the pitch black at Dans Le Noir in London was a pretty profound experience too. It made me realize how little we have contact with each other in today’s culture.
All I can say to that is dam! I have never heard of sandboarding. I have heard about the Pitch Black restaurant though, it shows why you decided on a food direction for your book launch. You have lead a very diverse life.
So back to your book. Your book talks allot about love and its definition. Do you have a definition of love?
If I had a definition of love I wouldn’t have written the book – because I believe you can’t define the concept in one word or sentence. I’d have to create an entirely new word to describe the way I feel love. Why not… let’s call it revamiebe. You Carl would need your own word, too.
Interesting Idea. I think I am a novice at this stuff. So I don’t really have one. (yet)
A lot of people carry stuff around with them, so what is currently in your handbag?
My handbag rivals Mary Poppins’ bag. My friends always know who to ask when they need something random. There’s a good chance I have it in my bag. So, right now, I have… my purse, a notepad, a pen (standard) sunglasses, plasters, chewing gum, safety pins, three USB sticks (I’m constantly backing up my writing), car keys, Vaseline – the pink one – an oyster card, a hair pin, hair bobble, a nail file, a chocolate bar – because you never know when you’ll need a snack – and a pocket diary.
Nice to see that I am not the only hoarder (and no I don’t have a handbag). Thank you for your time, I am currently finishing off the book myself and am enjoying it throughout.
For more details on Sarah Holt please look to her site: http://sarahholtauthor.com/
Her book is available via WHSmith travel stores but is also available on Amazon as a E-book or a paperback.