What inspired you to become a writer?
It was a decision I made when I was 23, I'd studied English Literature at University and always loved reading, but it was only after I went traveling and had some space to figure out what I wanted to do I knew, though it took until I was 30 to get my first writing deal.
How did the idea for The Sea Sisters come about?
The book was inspired by my own travel journals, I always keep one when I go away and thought it would be interesting to base a book on finding someone else's and the reasons why.
Where's your favourite place to work?
By the beach, my family have a beach hut in Dorset you can stay in until October, I spend all summer writing there, even on the rainy days when it's not so nice. Though it's been lovely in this weather!
What do you love most about writing?
This is an easy one for me, the absolute freedom. I travel a lot and can write anywhere but even more so it's the freedom I have to create something I imagine.
When you're not working would you prefer to spend your time growing, cooking, making or traveling?
What has been your favourite place you've traveled to?
Tazmania, I went there two winters ago - it's a really beautiful wild and rugged little island and the set of my next book.
What's your simple thing?
A really beautiful journal, my favourite is an old brown leather-bound Mulberry one with thick pages.
Lucy's new book The Sea Sisters is part of Richard & Judy's book club this year and is available to buy here.
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