About Milly Johnson
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Trainee Accountant, Accounts clerk, waitress, actress, barmaid, sales assistant, office manager, Suggestion Scheme manager, Telesales, Greetings card copywriters
Q. Favorite job
A. I'm doing it now - writing!
Q. High school and/or college
A. Hall Balk School for Girls in Barnsley - then onto Exeter Uni
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Nickelback - modern, Mozart - classical
Q. Favorite movie
A. Captain Corelli's Mandolin but I do love Harry Potter too
Q. Favorite television show
A. Life on Mars - serious, The Office - comedy
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Half ironing, half swanning about!
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. being fit and healthy, having good friends, a drop dead gorgeous lover who gets turned on by cellulite, having enough money in the bank to pay even the surprise bills - and having a cleaner!
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. That my kids don't grow up happy
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. on a gondola in Venice with George Clooney and 2 cornettos
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Henry VIII - lusty, a tour de force and loved his grub
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My mate who runs Haworth Cat Rescue - she's absolutely dedicated, hard-working and the most selfless person I know
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. 'Do you know what I mean' - I'm trying to break the habit
Q. What do you regret most?
A. That I didn't go off and live in Italy when I was in my early twenties
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Easy - cartooning like my mate Tony Husband... effortless!
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Getting my book published
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I'm neurotic - but hey I'm a writer - we all are!
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I've got a good heart :)
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'd like to be a bumble bee for a few hours on a sunny day
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My height - I never have to worry about those 'mind your head' signs
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Captain Wentworth in Persuasion... fwor!
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd like to meet Leonardo da Vinci and I'd say 'Paint me!'
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who don't say thank you when you open doors for them
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Going to the cinema
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. A flying superhero
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humour, kindness, manners
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Lemon Cheesecake
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Nickelback - How You Remind Me, Chris Isaak - Wicked Game, Motorhead - Line in the Sand, Elvis - Don't, Boston - More than a Feeling
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Jane Austen, Mo Hayder, Sue Welfare, Louise Douglas, Sophie Kinsella, Nicci French, Roald Dahl, Jane Elmor, Agatha Christie, Lucie Whitehouse
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, Persuasion - Jane Austen, Hurting Distance - Sophie Hannah, The Love of My Life - Louise Douglas, Do you want to know a Secret - Sophie Kinsella
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Persuasion - I'm word perfect
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Don't faff about if you want to be a serious writer - you have to work like a bull at it otherwise it'll always be an unpaid hobby!
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. 'ooh you write just like I talk with my friends' - the perfect compliment!!
Q. How did you come to write Spring Affair?
A. I got a skip and cleared out my own clutter and I was amazed how marvellous it made me feel. As I was clearing things out, I suddenly thought 'what if someone didn't stop at their cupboards and starting clearing people out of their life?' and voila - the book was born!