Jane Huxley is the author of A Woman Named Coral, a tale that follows the journey of Stefan Larsen, an English journalist as he follows a lead that could result in him finding the missing daughter of family friends. The investigation takes him to Peru where he meets Coral, the wife of a cotton magnate and aristocrat, a relationship that will change life as he knows it. Amongst intrigue, mystery and romance Huxley explore the tangle of relationships they are shrouded in betrayal, desire and love.
We were lucky enough to get the chance to ask Jane a few questions and find out more about her!
When did you decide you were going to be an author?
Have you always written? If so what type of things?
Do you have a favourite author and why that person?
Jean Paul Sartre because he is a genius.
What process do you go through when preparing for a book?
The plot creates itself, allowing me to follow up with a programme of daily writing.
Do have a set routine when writing?
Yes, I sit at my desk from 9 am to 2 pm.
Do you have any advice for budding authors?
What helps you focus?
I never lose my focus.
What inspires your work?
The thrill of writing in itself.
Why is it so important to be part of the peoples book prize and what do you hope will happen if you reach the final/win?
It was my publisher’s choice to submit and I am delighted they did.
You’re from a very international background, and this is definitely reflected in your novel. How important are the locations in your novel?
In the novel there is a lot of conflict caused by people presenting a complete image whilst inside being a bit more tempestuous.
As we all know what people are and what they appear to be are two very different things.
Thank you to Jane for taking the time to talk with us.