Jo Worgan at Sue’s Blog Party
Wow, I can hardly believe we’re nearly at the end of Sue’s Blog Party. Just a couple more days of fun and then we all have to leave. This place is going to take some clearing up – but it’s all been worth it! Tracey and Emily Bronte took over with the piñata, and most people have settled down on Debbie’s squishy sofa for a good old read (blimey it really is very large.) We’ve finally managed to prise Paul away from the toaster and he’s doing a bit of swing dancing with Renee in the garden, (they’re both dressed as turkeys – a brave choice at this time of year!)
The rather lovely Nick Phillips, one of the characters from my latest novel, ‘Love Them and Leave Them’ had to dash off to the City, but it was great to see him doing karaoke with Jessica and Julie before he left.
My first guest today is the writer and blogger, Jo Worgan. She’s brought us a large bottle of Baileys, (always lovely to sip over ice whilst reading a good book.) Jo’s second item is some salt and vinegar Pringles. Yum. Don’t leave them laying around, they’re my son’s favourites. Jo, I know you’re keen to be whisked away by Neats to play her brilliant card game, but let’s take a quick look at your Q&As first.
Who is your favourite literary character? My dad was an avid reader and would take me to the library as a little girl. The first book that I ever borrowed was Little Women, and I so desperately wanted to be Jo. I still do.
If you could only take one book with you on a desert island, which would it be? The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I read it every summer and Christmas, so I would be lost without it.
What are you currently reading? To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. I loved the Snow Child and I love this book just as much. I’m only a hundred pages in at the moment.
Where are you happiest? When surrounded by my boys at home. On rare coffee dates with my husband, or simply reading a good book curled up at the end of my comfy couch.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? My youngest son is autistic and attends an Autism specific specialist school. He never talks about his day. I only snatch glimpsed from his home/school book. If I were invisible, I would spend the day at his school.
What do you think is the best thing about social media? It’s a place where you can virtually meet like-minded people. I have met so many authors, bloggers, and people who also have autistic children via social media. It can be such a supportive community.
What is the most important item you require for a quiet night in? A book!
What’s your signature dish? Oh I am a terrible cook. My husband does most of the cooking, but I’m great at making gluten free cakes! The one dish that I can make is lasagna.
Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook, why? Twitter. I’ll be honest and say that it took me a while to get to grips with Twitter, but now I love it. It’s fantastic for networking and I find it more friendly than FB.
Thank you for those answers, Jo. I love the idea of an invisible you smiling as you watch your son go about his day. I totally understand. When my boys were younger, I always used to try to catch glimpses of them at school when they didn’t know I was there.
The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of my favourite books too. I’m not sure I’ve read it quiet as many times as you, but I have returning to it frequently.
Jo’s a blogger at Brew and Books Review.
Her debut novel is called, ‘An Unextraordinary Life, it’s written under the name of Jo Hollywood and can be purchased from Amazon.
Wait there, another guest will be along in a minute …