Friday, June 25, 2021

Out of Your Head by Rose McClelland - Book Tour


Fatal accidents do happen. Or was there a plan?

A six-year-old dies in a car driven by her father. He barely survives. A simple hit and run? Yet the police think its murder. And who might be next?

The mother is out of her mind. If losing her daughter is not enough, why is she being stalked?

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Author Interview

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Don’t worry about the end result – just focus on the journey. If you spend a little bit of time on your writing each day, all the work will build up and results will start to show.


Favorite childhood memory involving books?

My mum took us to the library every Friday after school. The seven of us kids would run in past the librarian who welcomed us with glee. I remember the bean bags and the rows and rows of books and the huge window sill which looked over the River Foyle. I usually had my 4 allocated books read in no time!


If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Introverted, listener, quiet.


If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?

That’s an easy one – I own two cats already and they are a joy to have around! They are the epitome of rest and relaxation. They show me how to slow down and chill out!


Have you ever met anyone famous?

I have! I worked in theatres in London for a few years so I met some celebs through that. Joanna Lumley, Anna Friel, Claire Sweeney, Jude Law. Robbie Williams even winked at me!

How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?

Currently, it takes about 9 months; around 2 months of planning, 4 months on a first draft, and 3 months of edits. Hoping to speed up that process a little as I’m moving towards full-time writing.


How do you select the names of your characters?

I use baby-naming books! I also keep an excel spreadsheet with a list of A-Z down the side. I make sure not to use too many characters beginning with the same letter – it can be confusing for the reader!


Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

The same as I would tell my younger self! - Don’t worry about the end result – just focus on the journey. If you spend a little bit of time of your writing each day, all the work will build up and results will start to show.


What sparks your creativity/how do you get your ideas?

I start off with a theme that I’d like to write about – for example; addiction or jealousy or domestic violence. I then think about the characters that would highlight that theme. Then I think about an explosive incident that could start the novel off and hopefully grab the reader’s attention.


If you could travel anywhere in the world to write, where would you go?

I would go to a luxury penthouse suite in a beautiful hot country overlooking the sea!

What’s one thing you’d like to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for buying my book and I hope you enjoy it! 

Out of your Head is Rose McClelland’s fifth novel and her second psychological thriller.

Her previous novel Under Your Skin became an Amazon No. 1 Bestseller in the UK and USA/ Canada. It also won Best Books of 2020 in Belfast Telegraph and with several online book bloggers. 

Rose has also written two short plays which were performed in the Black Box theatre in Belfast. Find out more at:

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