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“One Day In December” blog tour: Interview with Josie Silver (author)

I’m sure many of you by now have heard of this wonderful new book “One Day in December” by Josie Silver.

Here’s the description:

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus.

Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans?

I caught up with Josie to ask about how she came up with the ideas for the book and the journey of it so far. Read on to find out more!

Q : The premise of this book is so wonderful. What gave you the initial idea for the storyline?

A: My editor asked me to think about all of my favourite Christmas movies, about how watching them makes me feel, and to try to write a book that might make readers feel that same way. It was an interesting starting point. Love at first sight is something that has fascinated me for a long time, so this became an opportunity to explore that too.

Q: What made you decide on the title/to start off the story in December?

This was always going to be a Christmassy kind of story, so December seemed the best place to start to set the tone of the book! Using Laurie’s NY resolutions is a nice way to move the book forward and keep track of the passing years.

Q: The process from writing to publication in the UK seems like it’s been a bit of a long process. What reaction have you had internationally so far?

You’re right; the publication process for this book has been longer than we anticipated, but for all the best reasons. It was actually scheduled for release in the UK twelve months ago, but then the US publisher made an offer for it on the proviso that the release date be delayed by twelve months.

At the time it seemed forever away, but it’s come around quickly and the year has been interspersed with moments of high excitement as more international deals happened. It’s now sold in twenty-four countries around the world, which is just amazing.

Q: Do you believe in fate or that our choices determine our lives?

A: I certainly believe that the choices we make determine our fate. I’m sure everyone has had moments when they’ve made a decision that turns out to be more life changing than it seemed at the time – taking a job where you meet the love of your life, for instance.

We were talking about this just yesterday; my husband and I met at work, and at the time he had two job offers on the table. Had he have chosen the other job we’d probably never have met and both of our lives would have gone along different paths. I guess we make most of our life changing decisions without realising how important they are until afterwards, which is probably just as well.

Q: What would you like to say to readers that are intrigued by this story but yet to read the book?

If you’re a fan of romantic books that are best read curled up with a blanket and a steaming cup of coffee, then you may well love One Day in December. I hope you do!

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“One Day In December” is an amazing 99p on Kindle now! More details here.

Look out for my full review of the book, coming soon!

Until next time,

Jo

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