New Novel on Wednesday!
A brand new Novel
Lee Banner has one passion, parkour; one secret, he’s telepathic; and one problem, an ex-IRA terrorist with a thirst for revenge, has kidnapped the girl of his dreams.
Sixteen year old Lee Banner thinks he’s a day-dreamer. One minute he’s watching the football, the next he’s seeing a girl in a car crash. It’s so real he can feel her fear, hear her scream. But when he meets Paige Harper, the girl from the crash, and her parents have actually been killed in a hit-and-run accident, can it really be just his over-active imagination?
And then Paige is kidnapped. Will their special connection and Lee’s parkour be enough to save her?
Born in Warrington, England, I moved out nearly twenty years ago and love the dramatic mountains and open space of the Welsh border country.
I have had a lifetime of random, badly paying jobs which means I regularly escape into my own fictional, and definitely more exciting, world. One day I may use my BSc in Psychology.
I have three grown-up children and a ‘nearly’ grandchild. When not writing, I love playing the piano and walking in the hills.
And now for the
Character Interview with Lee Banner from ShockWaves.
1. Hi, Lee. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from?
Hi, I live in Shrewsbury, a town on the border of England and Wales. It’s famous for Charles Darwin and The Flower Show, which isn’t very interesting really, but there are some OK places for parkour.
2. Ah, yes, parkour. Tell us about that?
I can’t believe some people still haven’t heard of parkour, it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world; a bit like gymnastics but outside. Parkour is featured in sooo many films like James Bond and District 13. Parkour started in France and is basically getting from A to B the fastest way so we go over walls instead of round them. Free-running includes tricks like back-flips.
3. Sounds dangerous. Have you ever hurt yourself?
(Laughs) You’ve got to expect some injuries when you’re into extreme sports. I’ve got a scar on the back of my head from when I misjudged a jump and smacked it on a wall and I tore the ligaments in my ankle really badly a few years ago and had to use crutches for a couple of weeks but I’ve never broken anything. Parkour’s about getting the right mindset and you shouldn’t try a new move until you’re really confident. We’re not stupid or suicidal or anything. (Laughs again)
4. What about your family?
Not much to tell there. Mum died two years ago from cancer and I never knew my dad. I haven’t got any brothers or sisters so that just leaves Nan. She lives and a nursing home and sometimes doesn’t remember who I am, which kind of sucks.
5. OK, enough of the difficult questions. Favourite food?
Chicken tikka, or really anything Joan cooks. Joan’s cooking is the best thing about living in my foster home.
6. Favourite colour?
Brown; doesn’t get dirty.
7. Morning person or night person?
Morning; you can’t go free-running in the dark.
8. What about the telepathy? What’s it like to be able to see into someone else’s mind?
I don’t like to talk about it. (Thinks for a moment) It’s not the seeing into someone else’s mind that bothers me, it’s them being able to see into my mind. That’s sooo not cool. And when you get an image you can’t see what’s actually happening to you so it can be dangerous too. Next question.
9. I’m sure all the readers would be cross if I didn’t ask whether you and Paige are dating now?
Umm ... no ... not yet, anyway ... Do you think it’d be weird to date someone who lives in the same house as you?
10. I get your point. Thanks for being interviewed, Lee. I hope we’ll speak again soon.
Many many thanks for Suzanna for being here today and sharing Lee's interview with us.
So there you have it another great novel to add to you 'to read list!'
Enjoy and I'll be back with The Saturday Showcase and Sunday Spotlight at the weekend.
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