Today, we learn twelve very fast favourites of Blair McDowell, author of The Memory of Roses, a mainstream novel with strong romantic elements, set on the Greek Island of Corfu. Published by Rebel Ink Press and available in e-book format through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, in October and in paperback in November, 2011.
- Favourite book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- Favourite genre: Long family sagas with involved plots that cover two or three generations and that take 600 to 800 pages to tell a story
- Favourite movie: Casablanca. Of more recent vintage: Under the Tuscan Sun
- Favourite... TV show, none I think they’re all equally inane. Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Newspaper, The Globe and Mail. The writing is of literary quality.
- Favourite music: Opera. I have every recording Pavarotti ever made.
- Best invention: the Printing Press. It led to all the rest.
- Favourite subject in school: Music. Always music.
- Favourite website/blog: www.deanwesleysmith.com
- Favourite hashtag: Don’t have one, don’t want one.
- Favourite way to decompress: Jump in the pool, then sit in the hot sun long enough for my bathing suit to dry. This only works some months of the year. The rest of the year, I just stay tense. Get more writing done that way.
- Best thing about writing: It takes me into another world.
- The best thing in my life: The two friends who have seen me through thick and thin.
Blair McDowell lives on the West Coast of Canada in the quaint fishing village of Gibson’s Landing, where she and her partner run a Bed & Breakfast. When the tourist season is over they travel for a month in Europe and then spend the winter months on a small Caribbean island where Blair has had a home for many years.
For more on Blair McDowell check out her website and blogs at: www.blairmcdowell.com