Jude Hayland is the author of Counting The Ways
Q1: Coffee or tea?
Q2: Which historical figure would you most wish you could meet?
Q3: What time of day do you write best?
Early morning and/or early evening – I find the afternoon the least productive time and, in an ideal world, I would write from dawn until 11am and from 5.00 to 8.30 or 9.00 pm– but the realities of life rarely allow for this.
Jude Hayland has been writing for many years, publishing short stories for women's magazines both in the UK and internationally. After completing an M.A. in Critical Writing, however, her interest shifted to longer fiction and she has now written two novels: Truth to Tell (2013) and Counting the Ways (2017). She is currently working on her third. Her novels elude the label of a specific genre - women's contemporary fiction is about the closest - and are certainly character-driven. She is also a teacher of English, creative writing and drama - but defines herself more as a writer than anything else. Born in London, she now lives in Winchester but also spends a great deal of time at a family owned house on the island of Crete. You can find out more on her website.