My Interview with Kathryn Player

moody not broody

Welcome to first my first ever author interview. I asked Kathryn Player to be my first interviewee for this blog. Kathryn was kind enough to start following me on Twitter and after having a look what her book was about, I decided to give it go…….and thank goodness I did, a very talented writer who in my eyes is going to bring out some cracking stories if ‘Moody Not Broody’ is anything to go by. I don’t want to give too much away, so without further ado, I give you my interview with Kathryn Player, author of Moody Not Broody and the upcoming Shop Gossip available in August.

P.S. In case you missed it, here is the link to my book review of Moody Not Broody

Firstly, let me say a big thank you for taking the time to do this interview for my blog. These questions will help my readers to get a better knowledge of you as an author, and what “makes you tick”. 

So tell me a bit yourself……

What is your name? (This can be what you are referred to in your books or any nicknames you may have)

Kathryn Player


What do you do for a living?

I was a teacher for ten years but I gave up my career to become a full-time mum to my twin daughters, Charlotte and Emily.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? (sorry I know that sounds like an interview question, but do you have any goals i.e. a film made based on your book, or written ten novels)

In five years I would love to have five novels or more ‘out there’ for people to read.  I want to be known for writing books which cheer people up, which provide a light-hearted escapism from the daily stresses which people have to endure.


Do you have any public media sites such as Twitter that you care to share with the readers?

I’m on twitter: my user name is @funnyiswrite. I have a Kathryn Player- author Facebook page and I’m on Instagram.


If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be and why?

I’d invite the late John Sullivan who wrote the loveable character of Del Boy in ‘Only Fools and Horses’.   He was such a talent!  I would also invite Dawn French: she’d be a great charismatic guest who would be great fun and very entertaining.  Finally, I’d invite Alan Carr: he’d have me in the stitches all night!


Ok, now we know a little bit more about you, why don’t you tell us more about the author side of your life by answering the questions below (again, just answer the ones that you want to)….


What books are you known for writing?

Only one, at the moment, ‘Moody not Broody: to breed or not to breed? THAT is the question.’


If you have written more than one, which is your favourite and why? 

My second book, ‘Shop Gossip’, is my favourite as I really enjoyed writing about two sisters.


Who or what inspired you to write and why?

When I got married everyone kept banging on about me having children, so I decided to write a book about it.  I wanted to ridicule the idea that when you’re married you must want children.


Are your books based on real life experiences?

There is a scene in ‘Moody not Broody’ involving knickers getting caught in a skirt. 😉  Unfortunately that happened to me but, thankfully, someone was kind enough to tell me that I had my skirt caught in my knickers before I really humiliated myself.


What is your target audience?



Name five favourite authors or books (I know this is a difficult question)

 Helen Fielding, Roald Dahl, Nick Hornby, Jodi Picoult and Martina Cole.


If your book became a film, who would you want to star in it?

I would love Simon Pegg to play Shaun.


Describe your book (if you have more than one, then you can just pick any)

Emma is a newly-wed looking forward to some blissful years with her new husband, but everyone else expects her to have children. They think that because she is a teacher, she MUST want children. However, Emma has never wanted children and has to convince her husband, her family and her friends that she’s not cut out for motherhood.


Do you plan to write anymore novels/books in the near future, if so, can you give us a little sneak peek into what it is and when we can expect it?

My next book, ‘Shop Gossip’, will be released on August 14th.  It’s a romantic comedy about two sisters who work in a charity shop who are both looking for love.


Finally, do you have any advice for wannabe authors like myself?

Never give up and always believe in yourself.


Well, that’s the end of my interview. Thanks again to Kathryn Player for taking part and helping me to get this kick started.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosie Amber
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 16:36:29

    Love the sound of this book, great interview.


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