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Lesley Tréville Interview Published on: 10, Aug 2018

What is your favorite thing about your job as a bookkeeper?

Don’t have a favourite, I have always enjoyed working with figures.

How did you stumble upon writing for publication?

Was lucky enough to find Gold Wind Limited, who gave me everything I needed to publish.

Where did you grow up and with whom?

I grew up in Lancashire with my parents.

What were the activities you really enjoyed doing as a child? Which ones continue to be your favorites even now?

Absolutely loved playing football and netball. These days I just try and walk.

Which college did you go to? Which is your fondest memory of those days?

Didn’t attend college.

Many years ago, you found out that you were adopted. How do you think your life has been different?

When I found out I was adopted, naturally it was a shock. I was 17 years old. I didn’t start tracing until both my parents had passed away, and I had wonderful parents. It didn’t change my life at all. I understood the circumstances my birth mother had to let me go and my heart went out to her.

Which is your dream travel destination that you wish to go to and haven’t been to yet? Which of the places that you have already visited is your favorite?

I would love to visit Australia. Three times I’ve booked to go but due to circumstances I had to cancel. I fell in love with the USA many, many years ago.

Even though the books are fictional, the characters still feel very real. Do you relate to the character of Lesley? How?

Yes and No. I try and put myself in the situation and act it out until I’m happy with it.

Is there any part in the books that was inspired by a real life incident or experience? Which one?


How were you inspired to write Treville and Lesley’s story?

After the end of Series 2 of The Musketeers, I joined a group on twitter. One of my friends was writing a book and suggested I give it a go, and so I did.

Do you plan to write any more books in the Treville series? How many?

I have now have two published, Lesley and Tréville’s Love Story and Tréville The Rescue. There will be another 2.

How do you define literary success?

The fact that I have been honoured to have my books published, which totally surprised me, is my literary success. Even if I don’t get many sales, it’s my achievement, and I’m proud.

How do you overcome writer’s block?

Just leave it alone for a couple of weeks. Think of another book to write and then go back to it.

Which is the next book you are writing? What is it about?

My next book is one of two books. It’s a follow on from The Rescue, and is called The Life of Tréville. It’s all about his life from the day he was born until the day he dies.

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