Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
I have always dreamt about living in Russia for a while and I managed to do just that in 2008-2009. I have always wanted to write a book too . A few years after coming back from living in St Petersburg and after taking a few courses in creative writing, I took the plunge and chose three random words which led me to the story in The Red Notebook. Russia has been my biggest inspiration for this book, and I hope I have managed to encapsulate as authentic a vision as possible in Anastasia's story.