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I’m delighted to welcome Historical Romance author JOANNA CHAMBERS to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.

Thanks for inviting me! It’s a pleasure to be here!

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R&R:

Could you tell us where you were born and what it was like growing up there?

Joanna:
I was born and grew up in a working-class town in Scotland. The 1980s is stereotypically often shown in the media as a time of yuppies and wealth but it wasn’t at all like that where I lived. I was very focused on escaping, which I did both literally (when I went to university) and metaphorically (through reading).

 

R&R:
How would you describe yourself – temperamental or easy-going?

Joanna:
With anyone other than those closest to me, I’m pretty easy-going. With my husband and children, though, I’m loud and loving and demanding and a bit histrionic. In short, I find intimacy difficult but the people closest to me get everything, all the good and all the bad too, all the time.


R&R:
When it comes to food do you like sweet or savoury or both?

Joanna:
Both. Everything. Add in sour, spicy and umami. I love my food and my husband is a wonderful cook. Also, I’m on a one-woman-mission to bring Mrs Tilly’s fudge to the masses.

 

R&R:
What is your most treasured possession?

Joanna:
All the little things my children have made for me. Like this. My youngest son made this when he was about 5 or 6 for “people who can’t speak”. They put their messages inside then eject them onto the lap of the intended recipient. This message was for me 😊

Joanna Chambers Interview - picture 1


R&R:
If you could afford a second home anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

Joanna:
The Lake District because I love it there. It’s beautiful.

Joanna Chambers Interview - picture 2 Lake District


R&R:
Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?

Joanna:
Probably the time I peed myself going down a slide when I was three. I don’t think anything since has felt *more* embarrassing than that – I have this theory that these seemingly tiny moments from early childhood are actually really significant because they shape our understanding of what particular emotions are. That incident encapsulated for me what embarrassment/ humiliation/ shame is.

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Thank you for taking time out to be here today and sharing these interesting facts about yourself, Joanna.

You’re welcome, Carol 😊 You now know more than you probably ever wanted to!

 

If you would like to find out more about Joanna and her books, here are the links:

Website
Goodreads
Facebook
Twitter

 

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