A. Lifeguard, leisure manager, fitness equipment salesman, I.T. head-hunter.
A. This one.
A. Ramsgate in Kent, then Brighton Polytechnic.
A. Too many to mention.
A. Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.
A. "Life is too short for mottos or maxims."
A. A game of tennis in the morning, lasagne for lunch, then skiing in the afternoon. Followed by dinner on my yacht.
A. On a tennis court.
A. Anyone who writes jokes for a living.
A. My dad. And Halle Berry, but for a different reason.
A. Okay. And 'fifteen-love'.
A. Not writing my first novel sooner. But then again, I wouldn't have had the material...
A. Roger Federer's backhand.
A. I saved someone's life once.
A. Not telling.
A. That would be boasting.
A. Happy as myself, thanks.
A. That I probably need a haircut.
A. James Bond.
A. Probably Dan in The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook. Although maybe 'villain' is a little strong...
A. I'm not allowed to say 'JFK' and 'duck', I suppose?
A. Rude people. They should just f**k off.
A. Playing tennis.
A. Tennis pro.
A. Truthfulness, positivity, and good personal hygiene.
A. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen, Destiny by Zero 7, Lately by Stevie Wonder, Eple by Royksopp, Come Live With Me by Heaven 17. Ask me again tomorrow, though, and I might pick a different five.
A. David Mitchell, Will Self, Nick Hornby, John O'Farrell, Haruki Murakami, Dan Rhodes, Jay McInerney.
A. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Great Apes by Will Self High Fidelity by Nick Hornby The Best A Man Can Get by John O'Farrell American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
A. High Fidelity.
A. Read the bestsellers in your genre, see how they achieve their page-turning quality, and see if you can't do the same.
A. Get a move on writing the next book.