Author Blog, Author Interview, Fantasy Romance

Interview with Chloe L Blyth

As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
I always have painted toenails. They might not always be neat, but they’re always painted. I hate the look of ‘naked’ toenails.

Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
My debut novel, Duplicity (The Dangers of Dreaming: Book 1). It’s the start of my fun and twisty action-packed fantasy romance series, so people need to read it to be ready for the rest of the series!

What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
I can’t pick one, I have read too much and it’s constantly changing!

Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
Absolutely not! I’ll scribble down ideas with music on but once I’m trying to get some serious writing done, I need silence or as close to that as I can get. Music distracts me.

Who or what inspires you as a writer?
Anything and everything, I never know when inspiration is going to strike.

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
Definitely an introvert, socialising is over-rated 😉 (Except on special occasions like Authors at the Armouries 2023 & the Regency Ball afterwards!)

The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
The magic of reading and losing yourself in a fictional world.

Your favourite place to read and/or write?
I love reading on the beach or in a park on a warm sunny day, and writing in bed when it’s raining outside.

When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
Confession: I’m not a fan of LOTR and I actually Googled “how old is Gandalf the Grey.” Having recovered from that shock, my answer is “tens of thousands.”

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Fleur East. I also drunkenly told her I only knew who she was because of “I’m A Celebrity.” Oops.

What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
An author.

BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
Kyle might get a new love interest in Book 3…


Thank you so much for your time, Chloe! To find out more about her work, click her image!

Author Blog, Author Interview, Fantasy Romance

Interview with Arizona Tape


As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
I always wear mismatched socks.

Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Fantasy romance with sapphic characters.

Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
I loooove music and putting on the right track (on repeat) can really help me get in the zone but I’d still write if there was only silence.

Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
Tidy (at the moment) but only through great continuous effort. All my mess is on the shelf next to me so I’m not sure it counts.

Who or what inspires you as a writer?
People and their passions. I get inspired watching people do something they love and try to put some of that sparkle in every character I write.

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
Introvert. I love nothing more than being at home.

The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
Good books make people feel.

What is your advice to authors just starting out?
I would say to soak up as much information as you can without letting it paralyse you. Do as many things as you can handle and constantly try to improve on what you do. It’s not going to be perfect in the beginning and it really doesn’t have to be.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
I haven’t been on a holiday in so long and I’d probably take work with me so anywhere really.

Your favourite place to read and/or write?
My desk for writing, my bed for reading.

When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
Infinity. I intend to tell stories my entire life.

What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
A writer, apparently! My mum told me recently that I used to say that I wanted to be an author and I even wrote little stories. Combined with wanting to be my own boss, I think I’ve found the perfect job.

If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
I didn’t really tell people what I was doing until I got things up and running but the people around me were all very supportive and wished me luck.

Who is your biggest cheerleader?
My partner. She believes in me and my books when I lose faith and reminds me why I’m doing this when I spiral. I can count on her for everything.

BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
Sometimes my dog Fudgestick accidentally adds nonsensical words to my drafts when I’m cuddling him at my desk. He’s a secret co-author!


Thank you so much for your time, Arizona! To find out more:-

If you want to meet Ari amongst others, click the graphic below! Authors at the Armouries is about inspiration for all!