30-Second Questions with Lisa Tuttle

To celebrate the imminent release of The Silver Bough on 5th July, I thought I’d get a post up from the author, Lisa Tuttle. The Silver Bough is an adult fairy tale involving golden apples, a remote village on the borders of Scotland and the mists of Avalon – and if that’s not enough to stir your interest, it also happens to have a really gorgeous cover – I couldn’t put it down.

Some of you may also have read Lisa’s backlist, including titles The Mysteries and Gabriel, but you might also be interested to know that JFB are publishing these in eBook – and we will be timing the first releases to coincide with the release of The Silver Bough in a beautiful Demy Hardback, so hold on to your hats, we’re about to stir up a Lisa Tuttle storm, we do hope you enjoy!


Where were you born?

Deep in the heart of Texas

What’s your comfort food? 

Peanut-butter on toast

What’s your favourite tipple? 

Red wine

What superpower would you want / which superhero would you be? 

Unassisted flight – or time-travel, if that’s allowed as a super-power

Dog or cat?


What keeps you sane?

An awareness of the absurd

What scares you?

Madmen with power; politicians; having to climb a ladder

Beaches or adventure? 

These days, not so much of either, but I live near the sea, which offers both, so I like to take a city break

What’s your holiday read?

One of the Inspector Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri

What is the best present you’ve ever received?

An old manual typewriter, when I was 11

What have you learned about yourself as you’ve got older?

Too much to explain in 30 seconds!

What would people be surprised to discover about you?

That I never finished reading The Lord of the Rings  and still haven’t seen all three films

Sweet or savoury? 


What is your favourite sport?


What is your favourite way to travel?

By train

Would you rather read the book or watch the film?


Sarkozy or Obama? 


Night in or night out? 


What are you currently listening to?

21 by Adele

Women: Louboutin or Reebok?


You can visit Lisa, and read more about her books at www.lisatuttle.co.uk

‘Lisa Tuttle has quietly been writing remarkable, chilling short stories and powerful, haunting novels for many years now, and doing it so easily and so well that one almost takes it, and her, for granted. This would be as big a mistake as not reading Lisa Tuttle’ Neil Gaiman

‘One of fantasy’s best’ Publishers Weekly

‘Lisa Tuttle never disappoints’ George R. R. Martin

‘A subtle and clever writer’ Michael Moorcock

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