Lucy Diamond opens up for exclusive Bath Festival at Home interview

by Alex Hazle

Lucy Diamond – also known as LoveWeston Library volunteer Sue Mongredien – is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Hear about her inspiration to become a writer as part of a series of exclusive video interviews available until Thursday, June 10 on the Bath Festival at Home website.

Sue Mongredien was already an author of children’s books when she decided that she would attend an evening class for writers as her “one tiny bit of the week away” from bringing up two small children. The advantage of the class was that she had to write something for her peers to critique each week, no matter what, and this led to her debut novel, Any Way You Want Me, which was published by Pan Macmillan under her new chosen pseudonym of Lucy Diamond.

More than a dozen highly-acclaimed novels later, Sue/Lucy has spoken to Bath Festival at Home about her inspiration and experience as a writer as part of the festival’s ‘Bath Reads’, an initiative to encourage local book groups to discover new authors and books.

You can watch the interview until Thursday, June 10 by following this link to the Bath Festival at Home website.

There are also interviews with four other local authors – Joanna Nadin, Amanda Pulley, Tim Weaver and Jessica Gaitán Johannesson – and though they’re free to watch, people are asked to consider a charitable donation to Bath Festivals.

A new paperback edition of Lucy Diamond’s The Promise is published by Pan on June 10, priced at £8.99.

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