This is kind of a fun thing I did for the Random House website – you have to say 5 things about yourself or your writing. Here is one of them:
I made a research trip to the south of England for the series and discovered scrumpy, which is a kind of thick apple cider brewed there. I decided it was the perfect beverage for pirates or other tough, fearsome customers. I managed a pint and I could feel my organs failing within minutes—I think it could be used to clean engine parts, or perhaps dissolve them. It was at that pub the innkeeper told me a story he claimed was the original tale of The Hound of the Baskervilles. I can’t say if that was true, but the place where Conan Doyle stayed was indeed nearby.
Read the rest of the piece here: http://suvudu.com/2013/10/take-five-with-emma-jane-holloway-author-a-study-in-silks.html
And while we’re playing linkity-link, here I am talking about magic over at As the Pages Turn: http://www.asthepagesturn.com/2013/10/guest-post-giveaway-study-in-silks-by.html
And an interview at Literal Addiction: http://www.literaladdiction.com/author-interviews.php