To celebrate the launch of Snowflake we’ve teamed up with Bonnier Books UK to bring you 10 prizes.
Win a Papergang box, and a copy of Snowflake.
Eighteen-year-old Debbie White lives on a dairy farm with her mother, Maeve, and her uncle, Billy. Billy sleeps out in a caravan in the garden with a bottle of whiskey and the stars overhead for company. Maeve spends her days recording her dreams, which she believes to be prophecies.
This world is Debbie’s normal. As she begins life as a university student and navigates between sophisticated new friends and home life, things start to unravel. Maeve’s eccentricity tilts into something darker, while Billy’s drinking gets worse. Debbie struggles to cope with the weirdest, most difficult parts of herself, her family and her small life.
Themes include; mental illness, modern life, dreams, mythology, identity, relationships, family, the meaning of home and the power of stories.
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I chatted to the author to get a hot scoop.
Louise, how has the Snowflake journey been so far?
“It has been a whirlwind. I am answering this question a week after the book launch and it already feels like I’ve lived many different lives in the past seven days. The best part of the journey so far has been seeing people buying and reading Snowflake. It took me a long time to make a home for these characters in the form of a book. It’s a really great moment for me to witness them making their own way in the world, and into other people’s imaginations.”
We’re all about stationery. How do you write stories, do you have a good stationery set up or are you a digital gal?
“Ohhh I have waited my whole life to be asked this question. I have a stationary addiction. I’m very fussy about my writing utensils. I can only write in black ink. Black bic pens are my go-to. I can, if forced, write with a blue pen, but it upsets me more than it should. My copybooks are black ink only zones.
“Which brings me onto the notebooks I use. I like writing in Aisling copies. They are an Irish band of copybooks that we used to use in school. Sometimes, I treat myself to a Paperblank or a Moleskine, but often, I find the quality of the paper too intimidating to scribble in. I’m left-handed, so sprial notebooks don’t suit me, as my hand gets in the way. I also can’t write with inky pens as my hand smudges the words and it’s a fierce messy affair.
“The one item that I can’t live without is my diary. I used to use the Moleskine weekly planners, but this year, I mixed it up and after a long process of deliberation, I’m using a CGD London planner. I’m loving it.”
There are 10 prizes to be won.
A copy of the ‘Snowflake’ book, a branded ‘Snowflake’ tote bag, a bookmark and Papergang June.