My debut novel, A Beautiful Game was released just over two years ago and, at the same time, I was undergoing intensive pain management therapy, and counselling for PTSD, after being involved in a nasty accident. I was struggling to get up each morning, and I wasn’t able to concentrate long enough to watch a TV programme, let alone read a book or think about writing anything new.
But I had a character in my head, and so I decided to get out my laptop and see what, if indeed anything, would happen...
The character turned out to be Cathy, the girl in my new novel, Wings to Fly. And Cathy had a story to tell. In the end, it’s a very different story from my first novel, and it’s one I’m very proud of.
Emma Mooney is a writer of Scottish contemporary fiction and is the author of A Beautiful Game. and Wings to Fly.