Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine Feature Week Interview: Sheena Lambert

My final Valentine Feature Week guest is Irish author Sheena Lambert whose debut book, Alberta Clipper, was published at the end of last year.

What has been your most memorable Valentine’s experience, either good or bad?
As poor students, myself and my now-husband got chip butties (fries in a bread-roll with mayonnaise) one Valentine’s night, and ate them parked in his Dad’s car at the beach. (Well….it’s cold in Ireland in February.) The following year, my Valentine’s card had the exact price of another chip butty taped to the inside. I still have it.

Have you ever had a disastrous date on Valentine’s night?
No, but I did get a very creepy Valentine’s card from a client once. Complete with a very creepy poem about me having his creepy children. Creepy.

If you were to receive a book as a Valentine’s Day present, what book would you like to receive?
A book of Oscar Wilde poetry, with special lines highlighted… Tread softly, because you
tread on my dreams…

If you had unlimited funds to spend on Valentine’s night, what would you do?
Private jet to New York with champagne and a private dinner in the Plaza in a suite
overlooking Central Park. I know, I know. So cliché.

If you could go on a double date with a famous couple, who would you pick and why?

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Love them.

Will you be having a ‘date night’ this Valentine’s?

Other than your partner, who would your ideal Valentine's date be? You can choose
anyone dead or alive.

Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy. Or Ryan Reynolds. Or John Krasinski, but I’d feel bad about

What’s the most romantic thing that someone’s ever done for you on Valentine’s Day?See question one above.

Do you think Valentine’s Day has lost its magic now that it’s become commercialised?
Honestly, I think it was never a big deal until it was commercialised. And it gives people
a chance to be outwardly romantic once a year, which is a good thing. And it gives wives
something to legitimately nag our husbands about, when they forget to buy the roses. Which
invariably they do.

What tips would you give to us singletons for surviving the hype that is Valentine’s?
SEND someone a card! Have fun with it! Who knows where it might lead. And there is
nothing wrong with watching Bridget Jones’s Diary for the 16th time.

If you'd like to find out more about Sheena why not follow her on Twitter or Facebook.  

Book Links:  
Amazon (US) Kindle or paperback
Amazon (UK) Kindle or paperback 

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