Introducing Karen McManus – who isn’t lying…

Introducing Karen McManus – who isn’t lying…

Author Interview
Hello!  Karen, thank you for doing this during such a busy time for you…  (so excited about your paperback release on 1st June!)

5 Questions to Know You Better…

Perhaps most important – tea or coffee, or maybe hot chocolate?

Coffee, definitely. At least three cups before I really get going in the morning.

Of all the characters you have created, who is your favourite?

My debut novel ‘One of Us is Lying’  has four main characters, and I honestly can’t pick just one. I enjoyed writing all of them for different reasons. They’re all stereotypes at the beginning of the book—the brain, the jock, the princess, the criminal—but once secrets start coming out, they’re more three-dimensional than they seem.

Do you have a particular place where you write – can you show us a picture?

When I’m at home I usually write in my office. It has a deck attached and if the weather cooperates, I’ll sit outside.

Where do you find your inspiration and ideas?

I’ve gotten my last couple of ideas listening to the radio; a combination of music, for tone and mood; and news stories, for the spark of a concept than spun into something else.

What are you working on currently, and when can we expect to read it?

I’m working on my second novel for Delacorte Press, which is also a standalone YA in the thriller/suspense vein. Expected publication is in 2018.

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