Quickfire Questions with Alex Bell Transcript
Favourite place to write?
I like writing at sea.
What was your favourite book as a teenager?
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Who is your favourite author?
Main ones are Dennis Lane, Cassandra Clare and Charles Dickens.
What is your favourite book of all time?
Who is your favourite character from a book?
Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter books.
Is there a book that you wish you wrote?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
What is your favourite book to film adaptation?
Definitely Shutter Island
Which character from a book would you have as your best friend?
What do you love about reading?
That it takes you into a different world, and you get to experience adventures and things you would never get to experience in your normal life.
What is the best thing about being a writer?
Readers take the time to email me or tweet me to say that they’ve enjoyed one of the books.
I got a tweet from a reader called Ben telling me that he’d read Frozen Charlotte twelve times so far.
I’ve got a photo of my family and me and my boyfriend all wearing fake moustaches on the Orient Express.
Favourite item of clothing?
Knee-length stripey socks
Favourite quote of all time?
There’s a Katharine Hepburn quote that says that ‘as long as you always do what interests you then at least one person is going to be pleased’.
Cats or dogs?
What motto do you live your life by?
Just try to be the person that your dog thinks you are.