Elle Field is no stranger to Jera’s Jamboree. I’ve enjoyed being a part of sharing with you the Arielle Lockley series – Kept, Lost, novella B-Side and now the final novel, Found.
And to celebrate the release of Found, Elle Field is running a tourwide giveway which is running until 1st September so plenty of time to enter. There are some fab goodies up for grabs.
Elle Field writes coming of age romantic comedies, and is the author of the Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not. She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to Scotland to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.
Elle now lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She’s a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble and tea. Oh, and reading, of course!
Welcome back to Jera’s Jamboree.
Please summarise Found in 20 words or less.
A summer in New York City, but will it be the making or breaking of Arielle and Piers?
What was the idea/inspiration for your novel?
I left Lost, the second book in the Arielle Lockley series, at a cliff-hanger moment – anxious readers were my inspiration for writing Found!
Was there anything about your protagonist that surprised you?
Yes! How far Arielle has come. She’s a completely different character to the one we first meet in Kept. I used to describe the series as chick lit, which it is, but I also think that it’s a coming of ages series. Arielle’s path will definitely resonate with a lot of women, both young and old.
What scene did you most enjoy writing Elle?
There’s a scene set in Central Park that I loved writing because it felt like I was there. Central Park is one of those places that we all feel we know, even if we’ve never been to New York – it’s so familiar because we see it all the time in movies and TV shows. Arielle is no exception to this and gets very excited pointing out scenes from movies that she remembers happening in the park – it was a fun and whimsical scene to write.
Panster or plotter?
Both! I go with the flow for a while, but then as the story starts to unfold I write a quick one-sentence outline suggesting what I think the upcoming chapters are going to be about. If the book is set in the past, I’ll also plot key events on a timeline, alongside anything notable that really happened at that time. The Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not both take place in 2007-8; a timeline was key to set the books properly.
Confess Elle, will we be seeing anymore in the Arielle Lockley series?
What is in the future?
Though Found is the last book in the Arielle Lockley series, never say never! Maybe in a few years’ time I’ll write another book, or maybe I’ll write another spin-off book – like B-Side. I have a feeling that once people read Found, they might want to know what happens to Ob… A Christmas spin-off, maybe?
I’ve seen your Facebook library posts 🙂 so can’t resist asking, what are you reading now? Opinion?
I’m currently reading the D.I. Helen Grace thriller series by M.J. Arlidge. The books are fast-paced – real page-turners – though quite gruesome at times!
Finally Elle, can you tell us what you’re working on now?
I’m writing a book that is set in Brixton, London, and follows the story of an estate agent. I’m uncertain of her name at the moment, and the title, but she’s the polar opposite to Arielle (fashionista, previously a “kept” woman) and Geli (fluffy newspaper columnist). My heroine is more normal, down-to-earth, but she’s also a little too trusting… and that’s why her calamities begin!
Wishing you success on your blog tour and with all future projects.
“How did people even come up with the idea of these dizzying skyscrapers, let alone work out how to make them possible? Whoever built the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, their legacy will live on forever. What sort of a difference will I ever make?”
Who knew one flight could change everything? When Arielle Lockley stepped on the plane at Heathrow, she never realised how different her life would be when she touched down in New York City. Now she’s dealing with that aftermath, as well as trying to find common ground with Etta, her new and unexpected business partner.
But, trying to sort out business in London whilst her fiancé, Piers, recovers from surgery in New York, is starting to take its toll on their relationship. Can Arielle and Etta work together to continue Felicity’s legacy without destroying it, and will Arielle and Piers even make it down the aisle to say “I do”?
Find out whether Arielle gets her happily ever after in the final part of the warm and wonderful Arielle Lockley series.
Don’t forget to stop off at the other hosts on Elle’s blog tour.
As I mentioned earlier, Elle Field is running a tourwide giveaway. Prizes are Amazon vouchers, paperback copies of B-Side and Found, plus two handmade necklaces from Vaux Street.
Please note Jera’s Jamboree is not responsible for the giveaway and I would recommend you read the Terms and Conditions.