Out of Sight Out of Mind. I don’t think so! ….. Liz Harris interviews Evonne Wareham

osom_packshot-2Winning the 2012 Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers was a magical moment for Choc Lit author Evonne Wareham, but it was just one in many special moments since the release of her romantic suspense debut novel, Never Coming Home.

March 2013 sees the eagerly-awaited release of her next novel, Out of Sight Out of Mind, a paranormal thriller, and I thought I’d ask Evonne a few questions about both the novel and about herself.

1. What would be a one-sentence synopsis of your new novel, Out of Sight Out of Mind, which is to be published in March 2013?

Mind reading scientist meets vagrant – then the fun begins.

2. The scientist in Out of Sight Out of Mind has a talent for reading minds. Is this a talent in which you have some first hand knowledge or experience?

No – this is one case of not writing from experience – strictly imagination.

3. What is your own favourite novel, and are there any particular novelists who have inspired you?

I have too many favourites to count – but my inspiration has to be the great American romantic suspense names – Nora Roberts, Karen Rose, Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag and a host of others.

4. What is your greatest fear?

No comment. I’ve learned enough from the dangerous men in my books never to make anything known that could be used against you, 🙂

5. What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?

How long do you have? You get used to adverse comment and rejection when you want to become an author – goes with the territory.

BREAKING NEWS There is an exciting bit of ’stop press’ news which can now be revealed about Out of Sight Out of Mind. Following other successful partnerships between Choc lit and National Express, the book is to be available as an exclusive pre publication download in the run up to 14th February – a Valentine gift from Choc lit.

Find out more at www.nationalexpress.choc-lit.com

If you’d like to find out more about Out of Sight Out of Mind, and read the opening chapters, click here

27 thoughts on “Out of Sight Out of Mind. I don’t think so! ….. Liz Harris interviews Evonne Wareham

  1. Liz – thanks for posting an interesting interview.

    And Evonne, some interesting answers there. I was particularly interested in hearing about romantic suspense authors who inspired you, and the list is almost identical to my own, although I’d probably add Mary Stewart and Caroline Carver to mine, both from this side of the pond. I really enjoyed “Never Coming Home” and am looking forward to “Out of Sight Out of Mind”!

  2. I’m so glad Choc Lit is publishing romantic suspense because it’s a genre I love. Some fascinating if wary answers, Evonne!

  3. Asking questions in such a way a very good idea, I think, and I enjoyed seeing the names of the authors who inspired Evonne. There were certainly some I haven’t read, and I may now do so.

  4. Yes, Evonne’s a cautious lady, Margaret!!

    Mandy – I loved ‘Never Coming Home’ and Henriette’s ‘Up Close’, but they’re about the first I’ve read of that genre. I shall certainly read more.

  5. I have to admit I don’t read romantic suspense novels very often, but I absolutely loved both “Never Coming Home” and “Up Close”, so you ladies may have converted me! Great news re: the Valentine’s promotion, Evonne 🙂

  6. … and great news about your YA novel, Christina. That’s a very exciting development for Choc Lit.

  7. So looking forward to reading this one, Evonne. And great re the National Express promotion 🙂 X

  8. I treated myself to ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ yesterday, Evonne – now I need to treat myself to some quiet time to settle down and enjoy it.

  9. ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ sounds absolutely fascinating – I’ve always been interested in telepathy, having some experience in the field! Very interesting questions and answers – thank you, Evonne.

  10. Jane, Chris and Sarah – many thanks for your comments on the blog. Telepathy is an intriguing background, and one about which I know virtually nothing. I look forward to learning more in the most pleasant way possible – from a book on my lap whilst sitting in a comfortable chair.

  11. Some good questions – and answers. Evonne, I thought ‘How long have you got?’ was actually the answer to the question at first – as in something like, ‘Are you terminally ill?’

    Looking forward to reading OOSOOM, and congratulations on the National Express promotion.


  12. Great interview, Evonne. I love suspense so am looking forward to your book immensely.
    Jane, what a fascinating comment to drop about having some experience with telepathy and then leaving it! Sounds like a good story there.

  13. Many thanks for your comment, Margaret.

    I, too, loved Never Coming Home and can’t wait to read Out of Sight Out of Mind.

  14. Thanks everyone for the comments and congratulations – as you all know, the run up to publication is exciting, but the partnership with National Express is definitely adding a new dimension.

    On a technical point, Jane – my mind readers are very clear that telepathy and mind reading are not quite the same thing. Jay gets quite annoyed about it – you’ll have to read the scene to find out. 🙂

  15. Sounds great! I can’t wait to read it. I rushed over to download it, but the offer appears to be limited to Kobo and iBooks ( I use a kindle app). Bother.
    I’ll just have to buy it when it’s out, I guess.
    I’m looking forward to reading it. I really enjoyed Never Coming Home.

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