Today's guest in the Hump Day Hot Seat is the lovely George Loveland, welcome George…
What is your favorite childhood book?
There are too many to choose from! I remember The Twits by Roald Dahl as one of my favourites because I could imagine them clearly and would it would be like to eat worm/spaghetti. Also in my favourites were The Chronicle of Narnia and The Phantom Tollbooth.
What book/s are you reading at present?
I think I have three on the go … I flip between books depending on my mood. The Zodiac Series by Vicki Pettersson (I'm on book 5) for urban fantasy, David Dawson's The Delingpole Mysteries, and then I am dipping into various other Christmas stories, because you know, it's the season 🙂
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
My latest story took me close to four months! I think the writing the bones down doesn't take me long at all, but I procrastinate with the editing and polishing it up to make it something people can read without spelling mistakes and obvious errors.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
At the last count … five! The next story will be for Max in my Up in the Air series. He's upset that I focused on Sebastian and Javier for Christmas.
Do you have a character in your head that you have yet to write a story for?
Yes – Miss Belle End aka Dave. She appears as a supporting character in this book, and another one that's waiting to be edited. However, she is too big for me to write, I have her voice, I know who she is, but she won't let me put her on paper as anything but supporting the other stories. One day I will, but it's a while off yet.
Sebastian Bennett is really looking forward to his Christmas holiday with boyfriend Elliot Bolton in the Gran Canarian sun. The only thing left is for him to sing one last song at the pub as his Drag Queen alter-ego, Donna Tracey. After the wig, make-up and dress come off, he rushes home to pack, only to find he and his chihuahua, Buster, have been deserted by Elliot, who’s taken someone else to Gran Canaria. Devastated, Sebastian turns to his friend and the pub’s manager, Javier Reyes-Martinez, who helps him pick up the pieces.
Javier seems determined to bring fun and laughter back into Sebastian’s life during this holiday season, and Sebastian is both grateful and enchanted. After a family Christmas and a word of advice from his great-uncle, Sebastian starts to look at Javier in a different light. Is Javier as fond of Sebastian as he appears, or is Sebastian being misled by his own need? If he’s reading the signs right—and if he’s ready to move on from his previous heartbreak—could he and Javier be much more than friends?
George was about eighteen when he told his friend that he was going to be a writer. It took him another eighteen years before he finally did anything about it and wrote his first short story. A typical Englishman, he drinks buckets of tea with milk—but no sugar, because he is sweet enough. His Nan told him so.
George lives just outside of London, but close enough to enjoy Soho and the West End, where you will find him in a bar with a pint, in a club dancing into the early hours of the morning, or enjoying a musical in the theater; but more than likely he will be in a coffee shop reading a book or writing a new story. Currently single, but taking applications for future husband position, George enjoys crafting romantic stories in which he hopes that one day, life will imitate art.