Hello and welcome to my blog series – Susi Qs – where I will be quizzing some of your favourite crime fiction authors, in the style of the Smash Hits Biscuit Tin. For those of you unfamiliar/too young – this involved a celebrity choosing some very random questions from a biscuit tin. I’m using a virtual tin (let’s imagine it was one like this…), and instead of a celeb, I’ve got an author…
This week’s guest is Katerina Diamond, the Sunday Times Best Selling author of Exeter-based Grey & Miles crime thriller series – starting with The Teacher and followed by The Secret, The Angel, The Promise and Truth or Die. Her latest novel The Heatwave is a gripping standalone, and fans will be pleased to hear that more Grey and Miles books are on their way.
So, without further ado – let’s see what nonsense Kat would like to share with us…
Do you have any weird habits?
I do the Vulcan “my mind to your mind” with my cat.
Where’s the worst place you’ve been sick?
A difficult question to answer without incriminating myself. I guess the worst place was Derby cemetery.
Who do you love?
Isn’t this an LL Cool J song? – I love quite a few people, too many to list really. At the moment though I’ve been re watching Quantum Leap and I love Sam Beckett.
What would you cook on Come Dine With Me?
Drunk Pork stew – it’s a Greek dish made with pork and red wine (oregano, garlic, Dijon mustard – cook for 4 hours on low) its super delicious.
Have you ever written a fan letter?
I have written a fan letter to an author, back before I started writing myself. They responded to me, they were quite famous too. I’m not going to say who it is!
How many pairs of shoes do you have?
I have 5 pairs of the same trainers in different colours, I have 2 pairs of boots.
When did you last sleepwalk?
Its been a while, I think it might have been on the eve of my third book coming out. We had just moved house and I woke up to find myself wrapped up in my brand new white velvet curtains (since destroyed by the cats). The curtains were in a box somewhere so I must have got up to put them on.
When was the last time you were arrested?
I have never been arrested but I was accidentally in a drugs raid once. I left my bag at someones house and when I went to pick it up a police team with dogs turned up and searched the place.
Who would you rather pay golf with? Michael McKintyre, Take That, or The Queen?
I guess the Queen. The others are all a bit annoying.
What’s your secret party piece?
I can turn my tongue upside down.
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Thank you, Kat. I would really like to know who you sent that fan letter to!