The Book Squirrel was excited to sit down recently and chat with multi-genre author, M Pepper Langlinais.
What’s your favourite thing that you have written?
I think my favourite is still The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller, maybe because I spent the most time on it. Almost three years from start to finish.
What’s your favourite thing that someone else has written?
I’m not sure I can pick any one favourite. I can say Watership Down by Richard Adams had the greatest impact, though.
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
Well, we’re only to April, but I think the best thing I’ve read so far is Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. I wish I could write like that.
What are you working on writing now?
A lot of things! The sequel to my YA fantasy Manifesting Destiny, another Regency romance, and a YA contemporary retelling of Hamlet.
Yeah! I wish more people – and squirrels – did that!
What’s the best vacation you’ve had?
My friend Abby and I went to London, and that was a lot of fun. But that’s tied with a really great family vacation at Disneyland. I don’t think I could choose between those two.
What movie can you watch over and over again?
There are a lot of them, but Young Sherlock Holmes will always be my favourite. I can watch the Indiana Jones movies over and over, too.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually wanted to work in film or television. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do, though. I just knew I wanted to be part of that industry.
What’s your favourite season? Why?
I like spring. I like that it’s getting warm and the flowers are blooming but the kids aren’t out of school yet.
Mmm. Spring… yummy flowers, juicy buds, and fresh fruit! Spring makes me a happy squirrel! Oh… erm… right.
Who are your three greatest literary inspirations?
Well, I know I was inspired by John Le Carré when writing Peter.
I’d say I’ve been influenced by Neil Gaiman a bit, even though I don’t write the same genre. (Well, someone did call The K-Pro “Neil Gaiman for girls.”)
And I suppose Sir Arthur Conan Doyle inspired my Sherlock Holmes stories.
Name two things in life that you wish were easier.
Losing weight and avoiding traffic.
When you find the answers to those, let me know, eh?
And speaking of finding things… where can we find your books?
The easiest thing would be to visit either my site at http://pepperwords.com and look under the Books tab for all my books and places to purchase, or go directly to my Amazon page at https://www.amazon.com/M-Pepper-Langlinais/e/B008FBOSPE/
Where can readers follow you on social media?
I’m on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mpepperlanglinais
Twitter at http://twitter.com/sh8kspeare
Instagram as http://www.instagram.com/p_stoller
Thanks again for joining me in my tree today! It was great getting to know you!
You’re welcome! Thanks for the chat.