Ask the Author: S.J. Watson
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S.J. Watson Oh wow - that's always a tough question! I love Rebecca but have only read it two or maybe three times. I love Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood, too. I've probably read that about four or five times. I also love Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson, which I've read so many times I can't remember.
I have absolutely loved Before I go to Sleep and Second Life! I was captivated by both stories literally after reading the first page for each. I also love the plot twists you come up with. Those have blown my mind in both books! So when do you think a 3rd book will come out? I am anxiously awaiting and hope it will be soon!!
Hello! I read your book awhile ago and I instantly thought it was a magnificent work of art. The way your main character speaks of the world is very enlightening and imaginative. I recently read the book again, and then looked at the Author name. I was shocked to find that your name was on the list for Ask the Author. It is so cool to have a opportunity to ask you a question! How do you create a character with depth?
S.J. Watson All the way through - especially during the editing process! It was a constant process because every time I changed anything I had to go through the rest of the book to make sure it didn't crop up again or make something else suddenly out of context. Painstaking!
Hi, I'm sure you've gotten a lot of compliments from your readers, but just wanna add mine (: I just wanted to ask, normally what kind of book genres do you read? I find your book unique cos it's a gd mix of thriller and mystery. It's like The Girl On The Train (another great book in my opinion), where the bk is filled with lies the reader has to discern for himself which to believe..Can't wait to grab your new book!
I LOVED this book and look forward to reading "Second Life"! I, as well, had it in my head while I was reading your book all the thoughts and words were from a female. That to me attributes to a GREAT author when you are that convincing! Question: My son has just finished writing a Fantasy Drama book and wants to make sure he takes his book to the right person to publish ..any suggestions? TY Lisa Jolley
Hello, Let me begin by thanking you for producing such an amazing book- Before I Go To Sleep. It was so intense! Just wanted to ask , after finishing writing a book, do you ever feel empty? The way readers often feel after being taken on a long journey? Is it difficult to detach yourself from writing and get back to the real world- like hey I'll produce a work of art & then pop down to the shops!