Beth O'Leary is one of the biggest names in contemporary fiction at the moment. Her debut novel, The Flatshare, has sold over half a million copies and her second novel, The Switch has been optioned for film by Steven Spielberg’s production company. Today we’re thrilled to be discussing her brand new novel, The Road Trip.
Our interview starts at 21 minutes.
It's a Sin
Beautiful and compelling, make sure you've got tissues at the ready.
A fun and enjoyable teen dramedy to sit back and enjoy.
In this interview, we chat about:
The concept for Beth’s new romantic comedy The Road Trip and how the story has been brewing for years
How Beth wrote The Road Trip’s dual timeline and alternating perspectives
The music that helped inspire The Road Trip and how Beth used the playlist to notch up tension in the novel
How Beth gets to ‘know’ her characters and whether she would ever re-visit characters from previous novels
The path to publication and how Beth has dealt with the success of The Flatshare
The transition from writing as a hobby to being a published author
How it feels to have your book optioned for a movie with an iconic production company
Preparing for motherhood and how it may change her writing routines
Books and other things mentioned
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (film)