Lindsey Kelk is an author, journalist, and prolific tweeter. Previously a children’s book editor and columnist for Marie Claire, Lindsey is now a full-time writer and lives in Los Angeles. She is published in twenty-two countries and her novels, including the I Heart series, the Tess Brookes series, and standalones, have sold over a million copies worldwide.
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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?
My internet search history is strange enough to put me on several government lists, I’m sure but I spent a lot of time researching superyachts for On A Night Like This (mostly OK) and can now plot a sailing route between any two ports on the planet. Also ‘how fast can hippos run’ and ‘how far can you fall without breaking your neck’ because I didn’t fancy finding the answer to either of those first hand.
What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?
There are so many! The most obvious answers are Helen Fielding and Marian Keyes as. I read Bridget Jones’s Diary and Watermelon when I was a teenager and I truly believe those books are the foundations of modern women’s fiction, but I also have to give some love to the endless piles of YA I consumed as a tween – the Sweet Valley High, Sweet Dreams, Paula Danziger and Judy Blume. I have been so influenced by those early formative stories and I’m so glad of it. I’m truly grateful to have grown up surrounded by so many stories about romance and relationships and to have not felt judged for my love of them.
What is your favourite trope? Why?
I don’t know if I have a favourite. I tend not to think too much about tropes when I’m writing as I find it can be limiting for me personally but as a reader, I will always hoot and holler for Just One Bed or Stuck in an Elevator. Forced close proximity FTW.
It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?
Pancakes. Pancakes with fresh berries and warm syrup. Pancakes are delicious, they aren’t too messy so you don’t need to feel anxious about eating them, fresh berries are sexy and the warmed up syrup shows consideration and attention to detail. Now I want pancakes.
What book are you reading currently?
The incredible Mhairi McFarlane’s next novel, Mad About You, and I just received an advance copy of the new Emily Henry novel, Book Lovers so that’s up next.
The rapid fire question – Would you rather read your favourite book curled up on a comfy chair by a fire, while sipping on some delicious hot cocoa or read your favourite book while soaking up some sun on a sandy beach while sipping on a mojito?
Because it’s winter, I’ll say on the beach with the mojito (but only if there’s convenient access to a clean bathroom and a big umbrella, I am the palest woman alive and burn if I get too close to the microwave)
Read our review of On A Night Like This here.