Hi everyone! I have something exciting for you guys today!
I had the wonderful opportunity to take part in the blog tour for the release of Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche and in addition to getting to read the book early, I also got to ask the author of the book, Nancy Springer, a few questions about her inspiration for the writing this series and what's next for Enola Holmes! This character has become so well-known in the past year, but this book was my first time diving into the world of Enola Holmes and it's safe to say that I had so much fun reading about this adventurous and courageous character! If you want to read my review of the book, check it out here, but without further ado, here's what Nancy had to say about her new novel:
What inspired you to write this book/series?
My literary agent suggested writing books with a “classic chassis,” so I did some set in the King Arthur mythos, and some based on legends of Robin Hood, and then moved on to the world of Sherlock Holmes.
What's one thing you want readers to take away from ENOLA HOLMES?
That she doesn't need a boyfriend, for God's sake.
What was the easiest or hardest thing about writing ENOLA HOLMES?
Hardest: getting the details authentic. There were times when I would spend hours online just trying to figure out what Enola should wear. Easiest: letting Enola take the lead.
Who is your favorite character from the book and why?
Of course Enola herself is my favorite character, because she's the one I most identify with, and because she's the smartest and funniest.
Do you have any plans for a sequel? Or are you working on a new novel?
I'm working on another Enola Holmes novel. I don't yet have a title for it, and who knows whether it will ever be published? There's no way I can tell at this point whether it will be good enough.
Special thanks to Nancy Springer for taking the time to answer my questions and for everyone at Wednesday Books for making this possible!
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer comes out on August 31st and you can find Nancy @NancySpringer on Twitter. Click here to check out Wednesday Books and preorder a copy for yourself, which I highly recommend doing!
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