Today we welcome debut author Alex Hughes, who has a question for you. Her novel Clean will be released next week. One commenter will win a copy of Clean.
I’m Alex Hughes, debut author of the book Clean. I’m also a huge foodie. There’s nothing that makes me happier than sitting down with a gourmet meal — in a restaurant, of course, but especially in my own kitchen. There’s something therapeutic about cooking, about playing with a new recipe and making something delicious.
I’ve always thought that writing, actually, is a lot like cooking for a big crowd. You start with interesting ingredients, add garlic and spices to layer in flavor, and then go rummaging through the pantry to find that last perfect something that will make the dish sing. You set a great table, bring out the food with enthusiasm, and hope they enjoy. That’s what I’m doing now, this September. My table’s set, the food’s ready, and I’m about to welcome the guests — all of you — to enjoy my work.
And now, to start the dinner conversation — what makes a debut author stand out? What makes you want to read (or not read) an author you haven’t heard of before?
Oh, and pass the rolls please.
Readers, please answer Alex’s question below. One commenter wins a copy of Clean.