#TimeForCrime: getting to the darkest heart of writers and bloggers! With author, Evonne Wareham @evonnewareham

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Welcome to #TimeForCrime a new series here at Chapterinmylife.

I am inviting bloggers and authors talk about their favourite subject crime, with a set of quick-fire Q&As taking you to the dark heart of the person behind the book or the blog!

This week I am delighted to welcome author,Evonne Wareham

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Name: Evonne Wareham

About you: 

I write romantic thrillers and romantic comedies with a touch of crime. As I write cross genre I am a member of both the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, so get to go to twice as many parties. My first published novel, Never Coming Home, won the Joan Hessayon award for the best debut novel of the year, presented by the Romantic Novelists’ Association. I’m currently a mature student, studying for a doctorate in history, which takes up a lot of my time, and is known as ‘the day job’.  After a blameless career in local government in London, I’m now back home, living on the coast of South Wales, so both big cities and beaches have been known to creep into my books.  Also food, art, architecture, very nasty villains, heroes with dark pasts and independent heroines who find themselves in dangerous situations.

So let’s delve into the depths of Evonne’s mind…

Why crime fiction?

I was a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, on their new writers’ scheme, for quite a while before it dawned on me that everything I wrote had an element of crime in it. Then I discovered the American genre of romantic suspense – more often known as romantic thrillers in the UK – and I’d found my niche. I’ve now added romantic comedies that have a touch of crime to the mix.

Favourite book you have written

That is like trying to decide which is your favourite child! All of them have special memories attached to them. The locations in particular are favourite places, often where I have spent memorable holidays.

You are stranded on a desert island, you can take one book, what will it be

Anything by Karen Rose.

Do you have a kill list and who is on it?

I couldn’t possibly comment.

Top criminal (real or fiction)

Ferdinand, the evil twin brother in John’s Webster’s play, the Duchess of Malfi, but Jacobean drama is so full of glorious villains it’s difficult to pick just one. And the body count in those plays is also memorable.

Top fictional detective

Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey

Planner or pantser/organised or beautifully chaotic

Both – I tend to plot the suspense/thriller part and let the love story take care of itself. What the heck – it works!

Favourite method of murder

I seem to have a fondness for pushing/throwing/letting people fall off high buildings. I’m trying to give it up.

Best place to dispose a body

Is this connected to the question about the kill list? All my fictional bodies so far have been very visible, but as I live near the sea, I think there might be possibilities to explore in that direction.

Where can we find you?

Blog  http://evonneonwednesday.blogspot.com

Twitter  @evonnewareham

Facebook @evonnewarehamauthor

Thank you so much for joining me Evonne! Eh, not coming to visit you by the sea or going up any tall buildings when you are in the vicinity!

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