Tracy Bloom writes funny books, ones that make her readers laugh for hours and allow her to collect over one hundred five star reviews on Amazon. I’m sat down with the loveable author to discuss her new Christmas book.
Q. Your new book, I Will Marry George Clooney… By Christmas is out for readers to indulge in. For those who haven’t heard about it, what is it about?
A. There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney. Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory, whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenage daughter who hates her is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned. But marrying George Clooney could change all that couldn’t it? Sometimes your only option is to dream the impossible because you never know where it might take you.
Q. How did you find writing a Christmas book in a month other than December?
A. Brilliant – who doesn’t want to re-live Christmas in July?
Q. Why did you choose to include George Clooney in the book? Why not someone A LOT hotter say… Daniel Radcliffe? (Emma’s personal fave…)
A. Really? Are you serious? Mr. Clooney is way hotter than Harry Potter!!! I think I chose George because he seems to have such universal appeal and I very much see him as our modern day Prince Charming. Sophisticated, funny, kind and very easy on the eye – what’s not to love?
Q. You do know he’s married, right?
A. He wasn’t married when I started! He actually got married 11 days before the book came out but we took the view that just like Prince Charming, we can all still dream that in times of extreme adversity that he might just come and rescue us.
Q. Your books are jam packed with humour. What is the best tip you can give my readers if they’re interested in writing comedy?
A. Humour is such a personal thing. What makes one person laugh is totally unfunny to another so you just have to have confidence in yourself. Be brave and write what you think is funny and hope there are enough other people out there with the same sense of humour as you.
Now for the quick fire round…
Christmas Eve or Boxing Day?
Christmas Eve – it’s all about the anticipation.
Christmas at home or Christmas on holiday?
At home – want to be in pyjama’s eating chocolate and drinking Bucks Fizz at 6am surrounded by wrapping paper please.
Kindle or Paperback?
Depends on the book. Some I like to feel the pages in my hands whereas other I’m happy to swipe through. Definitely room for both.
Describe your perfect Christmas in FIVE words…
Twinkly, Together, Singing, Dancing, Flopping