I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to interview author, Scarlett Brodie. She had just published a cosy crime novel ‘Missing in Millfield’. This is a light hearted crime novel, featuring a crime fighting psychologist, Liddy Grey.
How did you get into writing?
I am a psychologist and love my job but much of it surprising, so much so, I thought I ought to write the stuff down! The kids are great, of course, and many of the characters in the book are an amalgamation of kids and people I have actually met.
How do you combine writing with work?
It’s hard but as my children have grown up, there’s more time and I usually try and write for at least half an hour to an hour every day, more at weekends. It’s a great antidote to the stress of my job, I find, to create your own world.
What is the premise of your story?
It’s about a psychologist who sort of becomes involved in amateur sleuthing and animal behaviourism as a sideline. Then, a girl she has worked with goes missing and she ends up helping the police to find her. She has a bit of help from an eccentric mother-in-law, and the two join forces with the local police. It’s fun and light hearted.
Yes, I like Orla, the mother-in-law, she’s a great character. Do you have any more books planned?
Yes. I have drafted out a whole series of Millfield books, so look out for these! They’ll be released shortly.
We will do. Thank you so much for talking to me.
‘Missing in Millfield’ is available on Amazon NOW!