Interview with Anne-Marie Conway

December 11, 2012

Interview with Author of Butterfly Summer, 

1.What inspired the Butterfly Summer storyline?
A friend told me about a visit to Butterfly World in St. Albans with her daughter and her daughters friend and something about the way she described it caught my imagination.

2.How long did it take you to write Butterfly Summer?
It took about a year to write the first draft and then about 6 more months editing.

3.Butterflies play a central part in Butterfly Summer. Why is that and what research did you have to do for it? 
Butterflies play a central part simply because of the setting but once I’d decided to write a story set in a butterfly garden I did LOADS of research.

4.What do you see in the future for Mack and Becky?
Oh I think they’ll be together for a long time. What do you think?

5.Why and what made you want to be an author?
I’ve always loved writing, poems, letters, diaries and somehow that just grew in to writing a whole book!

6.Where is your favourite place to write? 
I write in my study at the top of the house with my two cats, Betty and Boo.

7.Favourite Book? The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

8.Any writing tips for aspiring authors? Read as much as you can and jot down ideas whenever they come to you. They might grow in to something later on.

9. What is your favourite thing about reading and writing? It’s creating and escaping to different worlds. Pure escapism. When I write I get so caught up in what I’m doing I don’t notice if five minutes, or five hours has passed. The same is true when I’m reading something really good.

Quick Fire Questions/Would you Rather?

Writing or Acting: Writing, I love acting but haven’t done it since I was a child. 

Book or Newspaper: Book
Book before movie or Movie before book?: Book first, always

Sweet or Savoury?: Sweet!

Poetry or Fantasy? Neither???? I’m not mad on reading poetry, although I like writing it, and I don’t like fantasy at all!


Want to know more about Anne-Marie and her fabulous stories, head here. I personally absolutely enjoyed Butterfly Summer and you can check out my review here.


  1. Oh my gosh! This is such an impressive post! I think you are so clever to not only have read all this wonderful books but to ask such incredible questions of your favourite authors is pretty darn awesome. I so want to read these books too. I love that Anne-Marie's favourite place to write is in her study with her too cats. That is so cool! So nice to have a greater insight into the world of these authors. Thanks for all your great work. Fabulous work once again. AMAZING! 100%. x

  2. wow, how did you get to interview her?!


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