Monday, December 9, 2013

Q&A with Raven McAllan, author of Miss Simpkins' School: Flora

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will award a $10 Breathless Press GC to one randomly drawn commenter, 5 eBooks from Breathless Press (publisher's choice) to one randomly drawn commenter, and 2 eBooks from Breathless Press (publisher's choice) to one randomly drawn commenter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Hi, Raven, and thanks for being brave enough to answer some of our questions. Hopefully, we won't be too rough on you! First, what do you like to do when you are not writing?

Drink Fine wine (preferably Champagne), eat chocolate, and travel with DH.

What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your books?

That I can do it.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

If you include stories in Anthos, well over 50. My favorite is always the next one.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

At a funeral, when someone asked me where my mum had gone and I said to the loo, she was dying to go!

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

An out and out pantster. I did try to plot once… ARGH, never again. What a waste of time and 15K

Ebook or print? And why?

Both have pros and cons. I have to be careful not to drop an eReader in the bath. Then a print book is heavy. I read print as the plane takes off and lands, and often in the bath. eReader so I can have lots of books to hand, and space in my suitcase for clothes! If you were stranded on a desert island and were only allowed to have five modern conveniences with you, what would they be?

Sun cream, MacBook and unlimited battery life, Chocolate, champagne, and a fridge (with an ice cube tray). I'm assuming electricity or a generator.

About the Author: 12_9 AuthorPic_Raven McAllan (2)Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.

She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge.

Her very understanding, and long-suffering DH is used to his questions unanswered, the dust bunnies greeting him as he walks through the door, and rescuing burned offerings from the Aga. (And passing her a glass of wine as she types furiously.)

Why Raven? EASY!

The Raven is the harbinger of change. My Raven was around a lot after I sent Wallflowers Don't Wilt off to Breathless Press. And then, I was offered a contract. Thanks Raven.

McAllan? EASY!

I live in Scotland. McAllan is a variation of the name of the BEST single malt in Scotland. What else could I pick?

So O.K. It's a pen name, but one with deep meaning for me. I hope you enjoy reading Raven's books.

Why don't you drop me a note and say Hi?

Looking forward to meeting you.!/RavenMcAllan
12_9 Cover_Miss Simpkins-1 (2)Miss Simpkins' School. Where seduction's the game, and success is the aim. Let your classes commence.

Ex mistress to an Earl, who better than Molly Simpkins to show Flora how to ensure she gets what she needs from her marriage?

Flora's intended has an idea she doesn't agree with. Angus thinks she should be happy to live at their Scottish estate while he spends his time in London. It may be the way of the ton, but it isn't going to be Flora's way. This is her chance to show Angus what he'd miss if he leaves her alone. There's only one thing—she doesn't know how.

Luckily Miss Simpkins does.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Miss Simpkins sounds like a very intriguing person, can't wait to check it out!

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  2. This will be fun!


  3. I think you have to be careful with books in the bathtub too. Fun interview ladies.
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  4. Congratulations on the publication of your new book! It sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

  5. THanks for letting me pop by and chat. I love all these comments :)


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