Title: Me, You and Tiramisu
Author: Charlotte Butterfield
Release Date: Feb 23rd, 2017
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Genre: Clean Romance
It all started with a table for two…
Life for self-confessed bookworm Jayne Brady couldn’t be better – she has a twin sister she adores, a cosy little flat above a deli and now she’s found love with her childhood crush, gorgeous chef Will.
But when Will becomes a Youtube sensation, thanks to his delicious cookery demos (both the food and his smile!), their life of contentment come crashing down around them. Can Jayne have her Tiramisu and eat it?
Say Hello to author Charlotte Butterfield!
I was born and raised in Bristol, the eldest of three girls. From about the age of seven I’ve been writing stories and selling them – although back then they were photocopied on my Dad’s fax machine and sold for five pence at school. I became a journalist after finishing my English degree and now live in Dubai with my husband and three children. Me, You and Tiramisu is my first novel and is published by Harper Impulse. It’s released on Thursday 23rd February…
What made you want to become a writer?
When I was young I used to write stories and sell them at school for 5 pence, so I think it was fate that I ended up following this route. I was a journalist for fifteen years before writing my first novel, so I’ve always been a writer of some sorts.
What is your favorite season?
I have lived in Dubai for twelve years now, and the UAE doesn’t really have seasons apart from Summer, so I yearn for English Autumn days where you tramp through leaves and return home to a roaring log fire and hot chocolate!
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
I have to be honest, I’m not a great planner! I prefer to have a vague plot idea and see where the characters take me, so my favourite part about writing a novel is that amazing moment where your fingers are flying over the keyboard and it’s like the characters have come to life and are writing the book for you. In Me, You and Tiramisu, there were twists in the plot that surprised me when they happened!
The writing process that I hate the most…
This is a tricky one, as I honestly love it all. I would say the days in between me finishing my first draft and sending it to my editor and then holding my breath to see what she says. I’m quite impatient, and refresh my inbox about once every 37 seconds waiting for her thoughts on it!
Do you have a favorite writing spot where you get the most done?
With three young children milling about, I would say the most productive writing spot is wherever they are not! But the two older ones like writing stories too, so sometimes we’ll have writing sessions where we all write our own ‘books’ together, but usually, I’m at my desk in the corner of my bedroom beavering away.
What are you working on now?
I have just finished the edits to my second book, out in October this year, and I’m starting to think about plots and characters for book three, I have a vague idea that I’m brainstorming, and now I’m thinking about subplots and twists and turns.
Coffee or wine or something else?
All of the above! I start each day with a cup of tea, then have about four cups of coffee during the day, before rewarding myself after the sun sets with a nice glass of white or rose, or if I’m feeling particularly decadent, a glass of prosecco.
What type of scenes are your favorite to write?
Definitely, the funny romantic ones where my lead characters are bantering and having a giggle, I love the light-hearted teasing chat that people in love do, it makes me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy for quite a while after writing that!
Who is your favorite author and why?
I have loved every book that JoJo Moyes and Lisa Jewell have ever done, and I also love Jane Green, Adele Parks, Jill Mansell, Marian Keyes. I try and read a few different things as well as chick lit, I just finished The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, which I just adored and couldn’t put down.
Thank you, Charlotte, for allowing me to feature you and your fabulous new release on Me, You and Tiramisu. Your cover is absolutely stunning and wow, Dubai! It’s on my list of places to see, what I wouldn’t give for a year of summer but I’m in Montana… we get maybe 8 weeks of summer. *insert sad face here* lol