And the winner is… Q&A with Estelle Maskame + WIN! 1 of 10 SIGNED copies of ‘Did I Mention I Love You?’

Estelle 27We here at MP! got to chat with author Estelle Maskame about her new books, forbidden romance and what she did to the boy she had her first kiss with.

We know all authors have to be at least a tiny bit fond of their writing. Can you quote your favourite line from your own work? At the moment, it’s definitely the line “Tyler may have told me his secrets, but now he had a new one” from the first book in the trilogy.

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DIMILY handles the touchy subject of falling for a step-sibling. What inspired you to write about this kind of love? I’ve always loved reading novels about teenagers who can’t be together, but it’s usually always for a reason that is easy to overcome. I liked the idea of “forbidden relationships” and wanted to do something different with it. I wanted to tell the story of two people who couldn’t be together because of a more serious matter, and I thought about step-siblings falling in love. It’s not illegal for step-siblings to marry yet society looks down on it, so I decided to write about a step-sibling relationship that’s kept a secret out of the fear of being judged and rejected.

What can fans of the series expect from the next books? A lot more drama!

Any YA cliches that drive you crazy? Not particularly – admittedly, I’m a sucker for cliches.

Speaking of Young Adult, if you met yourself when you were 15, what would you tell yourself? I’d tell myself that nothing is ever the end of the world. At that age, everything that goes wrong seems to be a huge deal that’s going to ruin your life, but I’ve learned now that things can easily be put right again.

And if we’re travelling back in time, what would you want to say to the first person you kissed? I’d probably say sorry for kicking him out of my house.

Finally, because we all want to know where the magic happens, send us a picture of where you write.


Estelle’s new book ‘Did I Mention I Miss You?’ is out February 2016.


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