Avon UK have SPOILED us by releasing 10 gorgeous short story’s for Valentines Day!
I’m very excited to welcome Fiona Gibson onto the blog today. Fiona is one of Avon’s lovely romance authors, who wrote their Love…Maybe? story ‘The Valentine-Free Zone,’ The Funny One.
- What’s your dream date?
I was madly in love with the Brat Pack actor Andrew McCarthy all through my late teens and twenties and I still have a thing about him now. A date with Andrew would make my life complete!
- What’s the worst/most embarrassing date you’ve ever been on?
It was an early date with Jimmy, my husband, who I’ve been with for 20 years. I thought I’d wear foxy hold-up stockings instead of tights. We were in the pub, and I was up at the bar getting our drinks when I realised the stockings had flumped down to my ankles. Turned out they weren’t hold-ups at all – they had no elasticky bits at the tops. They were just normal stockings and I spent all night holding them up!
- What’s your favourite Valentine’s gift you’ve ever received?
Gorgeous lingerie, a book of love poetry, a necklace of tiny pink crystals… it’s impossible to choose!
- What’s your favourite thing about love?
Sharing my life with a wonderful person
- Can you describe what love means to you in one sentence?
Feeling warm, fuzzy and crazily happy
- What is your favourite memory of your wedding day?
One of our rather sozzled guests climbing over a wall into a graveyard, and curling up on a gravestone for a little nap.
- What is your favourite romance novel?
I loved One Day and Us, both by David Nicholls. Not strictly romance but completely moving and brilliant.
- Who is your favourite romance author?
I’m not sure she’d class herself as a romance author – but Lisa Jewell.
- What is your favourite romantic film?
- What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I’m fascinated by how people relate, and the inner workings of relationships. I’m quite an emotional person and the whole, bonkers thing of falling (and staying) in love fascinates me.
Fiona is an author and journalist who has written for many UK publications including The Observer, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Red, New Woman, Top Sante and Elle. She writes a monthly column for Sainsbury’s magazine and is a Contributing Editor at Red magazine.
Fiona lives in Scotland with her husband, their twin sons and daughter. She likes to draw, run 10k races, play her saxophone and lie in the bath with a big glass of wine, although not all at once.
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