I love reading the Did You Know? section on imdb after watching films and TV shows, so today I'm sharing 12 behind-the-scenes facts about my new book, The 12 Christmases of You & Me.
One of the first things Maisie hears whenever she travels back in time is a festive song. The inspiration for this came from Gavin & Stacey, where most of the episodes begin with a phone call between the pair. I liked the idea of having a ‘rule’ that signaled the start of each time-travel episode and thought a festive song would be perfect.
50,000 words of the first draft of the book were written during November 2019 for Nanowrimo. It was my first attempt at Nano and I’m doing it again this year.
Two years ago, Maisie’s best friend walked out of her life and she hasn’t heard from him since. When she wakes up in 1994, she naturally assumes she’s dreaming. But when she finds herself in the past again the next night and her actions in the dream alter her present-day life, she begins to wonder if she’s somehow hopping back in time. And if she is time-travelling, can she save her friendship with Jonas?
When Maisie is forced to relive Christmases of the past, will she face up to her mistakes, or make them all over again?
The 12 Christmases of You & Me is a magical tale of friendship, first loves, and learning to live in the present.