Q: What genres do you write and why?
A:I write both women’s fiction and also crime – I suppose I’m interested in both the darker and the lighter sides of life! I always have lots of ideas, and they often don’t fit into just one genre.
Q: Coffee or tea lover?
A: 100% tea. I am Irish after all.
Q: Name one thing on your bucket list.
A: I’d love to go on a sailing holiday. It would help if I knew how to sail, though! Failing that, maybe a cruise.
Q: Do you have pets?
A: I don’t – my boyfriend is very allergic!
Q: When I wake up every morning I…
A: Groan and try to go back to sleep. I hate mornings.
Q: Weirdest or unique thing you own.
A: I’ve got a chunk of the Berlin wall somewhere.
Q: Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
A: I like swing-dancing, though I wish I was better at it. I just love the music and the clothes.
Q: What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
A: I hope my books will inspire people to look again at things they think are true, and with my women’s fiction, be inspired to change the things in their lives that are making them unhappy. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut through fear or apathy, but I believe we can always make changes.
Meet Eva Woods
Eva Woods was inspired to write SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY after surviving her own brush with cancer and the breakdown of her marriage. Raised in a small village in Northern Ireland, Woods now lives in London, where she teaches creative writing and regularly contributes to Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire UK, xoJane, and other publications. She writes crime fiction as Claire McGowan.
Something Like Happy
Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she’d once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard.
Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is everything Annie doesn’t want in a friend. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it’s that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…
One hundred days. One hundred new ways to be happy. Annie’s convinced it’s impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. And on an unforgettable journey that will force her to open herself to new experiences—and perhaps even new love with the unlikeliest of men—Annie will slowly begin to realize that maybe, just maybe, there’s still joy to be found in the world. But then it becomes clear that Polly’s about to need her new friend more than ever…and Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.
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