1. Where did the idea for My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend come from? It came from a few real-life events. I’ve always wanted to write a book involving a music festival. When I was 18, a friend and I went to Reading Festival dressed in full wedding outfits we got from a charity shop – we ended up getting our picture in loads of newspapers, so my parents thought I had actually got married at Reading Festival. It was such a funny story, I always liked the idea of working it into a novel somehow. Then a couple of years ago, a pop star I’d had a huge crush on when I was a teenager started messaging me on Twitter and reading my blog – and the idea of the story went from there.
2. Who inspires you? Women who are doing great stuff in all media: I love Lena Dunham, I’m currently a bit obsessed with Jenny Slate, Viv Albertine, Emma Forrest, Miranda July, Carrie Brownstein, Kathleen Hanna – people like that, the list goes on. Also, all my friends who are doing great things – and all the funny and brilliant people of Twitter.
3. If you could be any character from any book who would you choose and why? Definitely Topaz from I Capture The Castle (one of my all-time favourite books). She wears crazy outfits, lives in a castle and is awesome. 4. What are some of your favourite books? It’s a cliché but my all-time favourite book is probably The Bell Jar. I also love Namedropper by Emma Forrest and Girl by Blake Nelson, plus anything by Rainbow Rowell. Recent books I have loved include Remix by Non Pratt and The Dark Light by Julia Bell. Plus the new Judy Blume, obviously, and anything by Jilly Cooper.
5. Are you working on anything at the moment? I’m working on the follow-up to My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend. It’s in the early stages so I can’t say too much, but it’s about girls in bands, friendship and feminism.
My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend
Geeky girl meets famous boy . . . what could go wrong?
Tuesday Cooper is happy being normal -doing her a-levels and indulging in her twin obsessions: buying weird vintage clothes in charity shops and writing her beloved music blog (which nobody ever reads). Her love for music started when she was thirteen and had a massive crush on Jackson Griffith, teen rock god and SUPER HOT LOVE OF HER LIFE. Now Tuesday's eighteen and has moved on to fancying boys in real life and Jackson went off the celebrity radar years ago.
So it can't be him that's messaging her on her blog, can it?
From one girl's computer to the pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival, this is a love story for anyone who has ever wished that someone would sing a love song just for them.