In The Chair 30

My wickedly wonderful writer, Jade West is in the naughty chair…

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Welcome, Jade West.

How would you describe your writing style in only three words?

Jade: Dirty. Bad. Wrong.

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If you could have a relationship with one of your fictional characters who would it be and why?

Jade: James / Masque. I’d enjoy the sex with him more than Callum, although I’d adopt Callum’s dog, Casey, any day.

If you had to exist for a week in one of your books … which one would it be? Would you be a central character or simply watch the story unfold from the sidelines?

Jade: I’d exist happily for a week in Dirty Bad Wrong as club Explicit. As for being a central character or watching from the sidelines, it depends how much I’d had to drink.

Dead or alive literary dinner party: who would you invite, and what would you serve?

Jade: This is the hardest question so far! I have so many…

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In The Chair 27

Siobhan is in the hot seat today …

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Welcome, Siobhan Daiko 

How would you describe your writing style in only three words?

Siobhan: Succinct, sensuous, sensual.

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If you could have a relationship with one of your fictional characters who would it be and why?

Siobhan: Luca in Lady of Asolo. Strong, caring, sexy. A really lovely man.

If you had to exist for a week in one of your books … which would it be? Would you be a central character or simply watch the story unfold from the sidelines?

Siobhan: I’d go back to the post-war Hong Kong of The Orchid Tree. It was a magical time in the ex-colony. I’d be a friend to Kate, my heroine, and support her in her struggle to be with the man she loves.

Dead or alive literary dinner party: who would you invite, and what would you serve?

Siobhan: I’d invite Veronica Franco, the heroine of my soon to…

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In The Chair 19

the lovely Jane Dixon-Smith is in the chair today…

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Welcome, Jane Dixon-Smith.

How would you describe your writing style in only three words?

Jane: Lyrical. Historical. Concise.Award Night Profile Pic 2

If you could have a relationship with one of your fictional characters who would it be and why?

Jane: King Mark from Tristan and Iseult – probably because I feel sorry for him and he’s such a nice bloke. Bamdad from the Overlord series makes me laugh but he’s not someone I could see myself with for more than a year.

If you had to exist for a week in one of your books … which would it be? Would you be a central character or simply watch the story unfold from the sidelines?

Jane: I think I’d have to opt for The second to last book in the Overlord series (not yet written) because I can’t wait to see what happens. I’d have to be a minor character. I’d love to be Zenobia but…

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LOCATION, LOCUTION: Expat author and new columnist Lorraine Mace offers her own thoughts on writing about place

Vampires, werewolves and peaches, oh my…

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Please join us in welcoming Lorraine Mace, aka Frances di Plino, to the Displaced Nation for the first time. From this month, she’ll be taking over the Location, Locution column from JJ Marsh.

Hello, Displaced Nationers! I am thrilled to be taking over this column from JJ Marsh, and I already have lots of interesting guests lined up to take part over the coming months. For this first post, however, I am going to follow in Jill’s footsteps and use my first column to answer the “location locution” questions as a means of introducing myself.

But before I do that, let me give you a few basics. I was born and raised in London, but moved to South Africa just before my 25th birthday. I first lived just outside Johannesburg, then moved to the Orange Free State before discovering, and falling in love with, “the fairest cape”. Since…

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