Tell us about your latest novel in 15 words or less.
Married woman lies about her age to compete with teenagers on a television talent show.
What inspired you to write One Little White Lie?
I love chick lit and am a secret devourer of all types of talent shows, so I thought it would be fun to combine these loves. I’d just taken a writing course and thought I’d give a novel a shot. My husband then suggested that I might add another element, something darker, and the publisher went for it.
Where do you do most of your writing?
Airport lounges, as I travel for work.
What is your favourite book?
I deal with sums in my day-to-day life, so I prefer light-hearted reads aimed at women. Most recently I've read One Glass Is Never Enough by Jane Wenham-Jones.
The last line, which didn't appear until the very last edit (of about 8 drafts!). It contains a good dose of irony and – unsurprisingly – numbers.
Who is your favourite literary heroine?
No sure heroine is entirely fitting for her, but I like Anna Karenina. There are quite a few personality traits of Anna in my character India Roman.
Do you have any tips for readers who are looking to become published writers?
Do it because you love it, then keep doing it even though you hate it.
Are you working on anything else at the moment and if so, can you tell us?
Not yet, still have my thinking hat on.
You can find out more about Pricilla and One Little White Lie by following her on Twitter (@PricillaBleik), and checking out Prospera Books (@ProsperaBooks)/
ONE LITTLE WHITE LIE
Like any young girl India Roman’s sister Cylia dreams of making it big, and decides to enter the worldwide phenomenon that is the STAR competition. The only hitch is that Cylia suffers from a number of anxiety disorders and India is convinced that her sister won’t be able to join the winding open-audition queue without having a major breakdown.
A mother of two with a distant husband, India finds it difficult to feel sympathy for Cylia, particularly as her mother has always favoured her much younger sibling.
However, fate steps in and Cylia somehow ends up on the edge of the stage, about to audition for two of the toughest critics on TV. What happens next is both shocking and life-changing for the entire family.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pricilla Bleik is 38 years old and works in Asia in finance and business. She began writing as a hobby after completing a diploma in creative writing, but decided to seek publication when an editor friend saw the synopsis for One Little White Lie and encouraged her to do so. In addition to spending her spare time writing, Pricilla is also an avid collector of art pottery, loves to travel with her husband, and has never once contemplated trying out for a talent show.