Interview with Linda Huber @LindaHuber19 #Author of The Saturday Secret ~ All Profits to #Charity

Some of my most creative thoughts happen when on a dog walk, as do my best conversations with my dog-walking buddy. So I thought I’d invite some of my author friends along to join me and my girls and see if I can find out a little more about them and the book they’ve just released

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‘My girls’ are Poppy and Ruby (I thought I’d give their puppy photos an airing :-))

Joining me in her walking boots today, and all the way from her home in Switzerland, is Linda Huber, who has just released something that is a departure from her more usual psychological thrillers but I will leave her to tell you more about that later on.

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Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years being a full-time mum to two boys and a rescue dog. Linda’s writing career began in the nineties, and since then she’s had over fifty short stories and articles published, as well as five psychological suspense novels. After spending large chunks of the current decade moving house, she has now settled in a beautiful flat on the banks of Lake Constance in north-east Switzerland, where she’s working on another suspense novel.

Hi Linda, I hope you’ve had a good flight and are ready for a hike across the fields of a frosty Cambridgeshire?

Hi Georgia, and believe me frosty Cambridge is tropical in comparison with Switzerland this winter. We’ve had minus temperatures well into double figures this year. So let’s go! *puts on extra socks*

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Lake Constance – and quite a view!

…and there was me thinking it had been a bit nippy over here!

Now that you’ve got my undivided attention Linda this is your chance to tell me all about The Saturday Secret, encourage everyone to buy it and then to move it up their to-be-read lists?

 The Saturday Secret ebook for Amazon

The Saturday Secret is a collection of feel-good short stories, all previously published in women’s magazines in the first decade of this century. Some of them are romantic, some are (I hope…) humorous, but they’re all about friendship or family relationships, and all have a happy end. They’re probably aimed more at women, but one of my ARC reviewers is a man, and he liked it, so…

What was the inspiration behind putting together this latest book? And are you still writing short stories?

I started putting it together last year, when the rights to some of my old magazine stories reverted to me. It seemed a pity to have the stories gathering dust in the bottom of my wardrobe – and that’s literally – I only had them in physical magazines, in the bottom of my wardrobe. Originally, they were on the computer before the computer before last, and the typescripts hadn’t survived in digital form. So it was a big typing job, but I’ve been wanting to do a charity project for a while, and this seemed like a good opportunity.

I don’t write many short stories now, though I have one in the anthology Winter Tales, also a charity book.

Can you tell me which charity you have chosen and why?

I haven’t actually chosen a specific charity yet, though I do have ideas. It’s actually quite complicated. It would swell the profit if the donation is tax-deductible, but not all UK charity donations can be deducted from my Swiss tax bill. Plus, I have friends, readers and family here in Switzerland, and I’d like them to be able to relate to the charity I choose too. So it’ll be an international charity, which should tick both these boxes, but I’ll be discussing it with my accountant this spring.

Another aspect is my interest (as an ex-physiotherapist) in medical progress, and aid. I’d like to support something medical. One idea is to wait until later in the year, see what’s happening in the world, and then choose the charity. Details will be on The Saturday Secret’s page on my website as soon as we have them.

Stop Press!! Linda has now confirmed that the 2017 profits will be going to Doctors Without Borders – a great charity!

Doctors without Borders

If you could have unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?

I was going to say ‘books’, but only if they were somehow stored here at home and not in a storage container! Or maybe shoes I never wear but can’t quite get rid of…

shoes

I’m guessing from your other answers, not many of these will feature 😉

A few quick fire ones.

India or Iceland?

India. I love both curry and hot weather.

Cocktail or cuppa?

Cocktail. (As long as I don’t need to wear a cocktail dress and stilettos to drink it.)

The Beatles or The Stones?

Ooh, tricky. The Stones, but I’m really not sure why.

Given the choice would you be a Bond girl, a Bond villain or James Bond? (Thanks to Victoria Coren-Mitchell for this one!)

I’d need to be able to wear cocktail dresses to be a Bond girl, so that’s out. And the villains all die horrible deaths, so that’s out too. Which leaves the man himself. I’ll do my best, but I’m not sure I’m fit enough…

As a thank you for being my guest today I’m going to become your fairy Godmother and grant you three wishes – what would you spend them on?

  1. The ability to put certain politicians on Mars. (Oh, if only!! Ed)
  2. 2. A permanently full freezer.
  3. 3. A never-ending story that I love.

Thanks for joining me Linda and I wish you every success for the sales of The Saturday Secret, my copy has already downloaded and I’m looking forward to reading it! 🙂

Thank you Georgia!

You can find Linda right here:

www.lindahuber.net

lindahuber.net/blog/

www.facebook.com/authorlindahuber?fref=ts

twitter.com/LindaHuber19

viewAuthor.at/LindaHuber

And get your copy of The Saturday Secret here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

I have already read and reviewed Linda’s The Paradise Trees, The Cold, Cold Sea and The Attic Room and you can read my reviews by clicking on the covers below.

The Paradise TreesThe cold cold seaThe Attic Room

 

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of The Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. Following completion of the trilogy she has been asked for more and so has written a short story based on a favourite character from the series. Therefore, the latest to join the stable is The Joker and for the first time all her books are available free, with Kindle Unlimited. Georgia has just begun work on her fourth novel, this time it’s a standalone seductively called Project A ever since she found out that the name she wanted for it has been taken for a book about a less than savoury character who has dominated the news for the last few years…so it’s back to the drawing board on that one! She has also recently started running workshops and providing one-to-one support for those wishing to learn how to self-publish and you can find her, under her real name, at www.threeshirespublishing.com. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her overactive imagination! Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire where she lives with her much neglected husband, son and two dogs. Her daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out and taken her extensive cushion collection with her.
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13 Responses to Interview with Linda Huber @LindaHuber19 #Author of The Saturday Secret ~ All Profits to #Charity

  1. Linda says:

    Thanks so much, Georgia – I really enjoyed our virtual tramp! Maybe we’ll get to do one in real life someday! xx

  2. Barb Taub says:

    Great interview! (And I’m hoping you at least get wish #1!) I’ve got my copy of The Saturday Secret and can’t wait to read!

  3. Great interview, Georgia. It was good to find out more about Linda.

  4. E. L. Lindley says:

    A great interview ladies and what a great idea Linda – Doctors Without Borders is an amazing charity and hopefully will benefit greatly from all of us readers getting to enjoy your stories 😀

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