How old were you when you first began to write, Lucy?
I was very, very young when I first started writing fiction. I only wish I had some of those scribble-filled notebooks now—I’d love to see what my young mind came up with! I started writing for publication when I was at university, and that only happened because of a dare… but it turns out I enjoyed writing erotic fiction, and I’ve never looked back.
Is writing your only job?
Nooo, not by a long shot. I always describe my job as lots (and lots) of little jobs making up one full-time (and then some) role. I write, I edit, I design websites, I do PR & Marketing, social media… the list goes on. But basically, I eat, sleep and breathe books in one way or another.
Is this your first book?
No, I’m getting on for 150 publications, total, and almost fifty solo publications.
Where did you get your story idea?
I’m Managing Editor for the City Nights books, which are standalone erotic romance novellas, all set in different cities around the world. I’d already written one set in Paris, and I wanted to write another. Budapest wasn’t taken, so I decided to go with it, as it’s a beautiful city, and definitely conducive to romance.
To be honest, it varies depending on the project. For short stories I’m definitely a pantser, then I self-edit the story, send it off, and hope someone likes it. For longer works, I’m much more likely to use beta readers, and to get someone else to read it through for consistency and errors before sending it off.
Where can we buy the book?
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-night-in-budapest-lucy-felthouse/1123478763?ean=2940152889482
iBooks UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/one-night-in-budapest/id1088016111?mt=11
iBooks US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/one-night-in-budapest/id1088016111?mt=11
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29345184-one-night-in-budapest
What’s next for you?
It’s a little bit of a quiet period for releases now, which is sometimes the way the publishing world goes. But I’m using the quiet time to squeeze in more writing, which can only be a good thing! I’m working on a spy story. It’s not being written for a specific call for submissions or anything, so I don’t have a deadline or a word count, so it’ll be interesting to sit and write and see what happens.
Where can readers find you?
Thanks for stopping by today, Lucy, and best of luck with this amazing release!