It was released in the UK on 19 June 2014.
Not exactly. Glimpse was inspired by Alfred Noyes’ poem, and the story relies on the poem’s events, but it isn’t a straightforward retelling. ‘The Highwayman’ poem is printed at the beginning of the book for anyone who hasn’t read it.
I’ve always loved romantic gothic fiction, so it was natural that my first book would be romantic and gothic. I wanted to write a ghost story, and thought of ‘The Highwayman’ poem, which is already the perfect ghostly romance. My first impulse was to write a retelling, but when my imagination cranked into gear I developed an entirely different story, using ‘The Highwayman’ as a springboard.
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My all-time favourite book is Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. My other favourites are always changing, but a few that spring to mind are Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy, Laura Whitcomb’s A Certain Slant of Light, Brenna Yovanoff’s Paper Valentine, April Genevieve Tucholke’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Gayle Forman’s Just One Day, and Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door.
Yes! I’m the resident chocolatier at Rawr. And no — though sometimes I make chocolate all day, if that counts.
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