Friday, 19 October 2007
Even More Things About Me
I'm Aliya Whiteley. I was the MNW pin-up in July 2006 with a comedy about the world of work, Three Things About Me, and I will be stapled through the middle again in February 2008 with my comic crime journey, Light Reading.
I already keep a blog with a fellow writer, Neil Ayres, but I thought this would be a better place to talk occasionally about my current writing projects and the world of publishing. Right now I'm starting the marketing preparations for Light Reading. I've got a small trailer up on my website at present (http://www.aliyawhiteley.com/) and am working on a longer one, plus a video of a reading, to make up a promotional DVD.
Just to keep the memory of Three Things About Me alive for a little longer, I'll finish with the game that gave me the title of that book. So, here's three things about me. One is a lie. See if you can guess which.
1. The last famous person I saw was Anneka Rice. She was buying Doritos in Tescos in Battersea. Yes, she was wearing a tracksuit.
2. I once forgot about some sunflower seeds I was toasting under the grill and consequently set fire to my flat.
3. I was going to be called Rachel, but the day before she had me my mother had a strange dream in which my Aunt appeared and told her that Lo! I should be called Aliya instead.