BLOOD SISTER DREDA SAY MITCHELL BLOG TOUR
I am very pleased to be part of the blog tour for Blood Sister. I asked Dreda Say Mitchell a few questions.
Where I live in Ashford Kent there is a park name Victoria Park just like in the novel in Blood Sister.
Q & A for Dreda Say Mitchell
What I liked about your novel is that
Where I live we have a park named Victoria Park, everyone nick names it Vicky Park. You have Vicky Park in your book, did you just think that up or did you base it on any where that you know?
I’m wandering if we’re talking about the same place? It’s Victoria Park, which is a real place. It’s so it’s in both Tower Hamlets and Hackney in London’s East End. Everyone called it Vicky Park when I was growing up. It is the most amazing place; I still go there today.
I love the way your characters speak, I felt I could relate to all of the characters. You have the flair to make your characters talk like how some real people speak. Are you the only one in your family that’s writes?
I grew up in a family of people who never shut up! I think that’s one reason I’ve always been interested in how people talk. The way people talk in the east End is so brilliant – with such swagger, fun, full of put downs, but with a rhythm that’s gorgeous to listen to.
Yep, I’m the only writer. I was a teacher and worked in education for years so I think my family were a bit gobsmacked when I decided to branch into writing novels. I couldn’t have done any of this without my family; they’ve been behind me every step of the way.