Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Rosie Nixon's Imaginary Bookshop

Today Rosie Nixon stops by on her blog tour, promoting her novel, The Stylist, to take part in the Imaginary Bookshop Q&A... so over to Rosie who has a great idea to combine fashion and fiction. I'm totally walking around in a ballgown browsing the bookshop if Rosie's shop ever happens!


Hi Rosie, congratulations on the publication of your novel, The Stylist! Thank you for popping over to Writer’s Little Helper and becoming the latest author to take part in the Imaginary Bookshop series.

What would be the name of your imaginary bookshop?
The little shop of haute literature.

Where would your imaginary bookshop be located?
Five minutes’ walk from my house. My imaginary house on the coast in Santa Monica, California, that is.

Would your bookshop have any special features?
A rail of beautiful clothes and a changing room.

What would make your bookshop different from all of the other ones?
You can play dress up as you browse - fashion and fiction go so well together. 

What sections would you have in your bookshop? Are there any traditional sections you’d do away with?
I’d have all sections but tailored to a fashion-conscious clientele – travel, cuisine, interiors, photography – they all lend themselves to a fashion spin.

Every bookshop needs a display table. Which books would you have on your display table? Why?
I’m a sucker for a pretty hardback book jacket and couldn’t be happier with the glam, glittery cover of The Stylist. I would choose my display books by their cover.

If you could run only one author event who would you have? You can pick a living or dead writer. What sort of event would they run?
Jackie Collins. I was lucky enough to do one of her last ever interviews at her Beverly Hills home last year. She lived up to the hype in every way. I’d love her to give a masterclass in writing a blockbuster.

A customer comes up to your till with a copy of your novel, The Stylist and asks you to give them a reason on why they should buy it. What would you say?
It will make you laugh and take you out of the hum-drum of daily life.

What sort of cake would you offer when launching your book in your bookshop?
My mum’s carrot cake, because it’s the best in the world. And I make a mean banana loaf.


You can buy The Stylist from your favourite bookshop.

Rosie can be found online here.

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