1 August 2013

Interview With Luisa Plaja

Last year I reviewed the book 'Love Date Kiss Hate' by the lovely Luisa Plaja on my book blog, Stuck In A Book, which is now closing down. I re-posted the review here yesterday but I thought it would be nice to give you a little extra bonus and post an interview with the amazing author herself. ^_^

1. When and how did you discover your passion for writing?
That's a great question! Well, I don't remember a time when I wasn't intrigued by books, and lots of my baby pictures feature me pretending to read. As soon as I could read properly, I also tried to write my own stories. I wrote my first 'novel' when I was about four. I illustrated it, too, but we won't talk about that. ;)

2. What did you want to be growing up?
Wait for it... A writer. :)

3. What were your best subjects at school?
Wait for it again... English! Also foreign languages. I loved language in general, really. English is technically my second language as I mostly lived in Italy in my earliest years. I used to speak a mixture of English and Italian and I'd have trouble making myself understood by anyone of any nationality. This led to a fascination with vocabulary and grammar, and my love for language never went away. I have a degree in Linguistics and have had jobs building dictionaries of all kinds, physical and virtual.

4. Any funny school stories?
I don't know about 'funny', but I can probably do 'tragic'. For example, there was the hedgehog cake that I made in cookery, carefully placing each chocolate button spike into its intricate butter icing back. It was a masterpiece, I swear... until I tripped on my way home and sent the whole thing flying through the air. But, fear not - or not completely, anyway! It managed to stay within the confines of the cake tin, and though it might have been squished beyond any kind of recognition as a hedgehog and certainly no longer spiky, it still tasted pretty good. My friends and I devoured it on the school coach.
5. Do you enjoy working with bloggers?
Yes! Bloggers are brilliant.

6. Is there one book you are proudest of?
No, not really. Finishing a book is always a triumph (even though it never truly feels finished).

7. What is your biggest achievement?
Survival. So far. ;)Though there is this review of Split by a Kiss 

8. What is your favourite thing about being an author?
Feedback from readers, definitely, every time.

I hope you all enjoyed this interview and got to know Luisa a little better. You should definitely check out her books; they're wonderful and she's an amazing author. ^_^

Lots of love, Cat


  1. Great interview! I can definitely relate to Luisa when it comes to cooking disasters! I've down it all. More food ends up on me than in the oven most of the time.



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