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LET'S WELCOME LIV ARNOLD AUTHOR OF: ETCHED IN STONE
Rad-Reader: Was it always your idea from the beginning to
have Vanessa twice walk in on Sabastian while changing clothes?
initial meet between Vanessa and Sebastian was always going to be her walking
in on him in the changing room. My husband Tim said the idea as a joke and I
went with it.
the second scene of her walking in on him late on. I thought it would be so
much fun writing these over-the-top scenarios.
Rad-Reader: Did the whole bar scene then Sebastian
rescuing her Danny and the way he did it, was it always like that or did you
need to rewrite it a few times?
Liv: This was one of the first
scenes I wrote and it pretty much stayed similar even through the millions of
rounds of edits. Who doesn’t like a knight in shining armor?
Rad-Reader: What made you chose to have her mother with
Liv: One of
the characters in the TV show, Breaking Bad, had kleptomania. I always thought
this was so interesting and wondered the factors that would bring this illness
Rad-Reader: Was there anyone or other people that gave
you the idea for Vanessa’s Aunts?
Liv: I didn’t base the
characters off anyone except for the name Lydia from watching The Handmaid’s
Tale. I wanted aunts who were outrageous and so much fun. My family gatherings
are quite tame.
Rad-Reader: How did you come up with Detective Herovin’s
Liv: Who doesn’t love a tough
female cop? She stops at nothing to get what she wants. I wanted a villain
who’s seriously flawed but also someone where the reader will know where she’s
Rad-Reader: Did you have to research items that were part
of the SEC for the story?
Liv: I researched a lot about
insider trading, typical red flags, and the consequences. My brother also works
for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) so I bounced ideas off him to check
they were right.
Rad-Reader: The character Danny singer was he always in
your original story and like the way you had him or did he change?
Liv: He was always in the
original story even when it started out as a novella. A lot of women have
experiences creepy and entitled guys in their life, me included! My novel shows
this behavior isn’t acceptable. The main character Sebastian was the opposite
of Danny. Women deserve a man who is respectful and kind.
Rad-Reader: Was it always you plan for Vanessa to lose
Liv: Originally Vanessa lost her
shoe but then I received feedback that was too Cinderella-like. So, I changed
it to an object where it has sentimental value to her and would reoccur in the
novel. It’s even the cover of Etched in Stone.
Rad-Reader: Did you come up with the scene with Van Gogh painting
originally or did something happen for you to add the painting?
Liv: The Van Gogh painting and
art gallery scene wasn’t originally in my novel. I added it in when my husband
and I holidayed in New York and saw the Starry Night painting. It was
beautiful. The scene was based on my husband and I’s experience in the gallery.
We joked around at some of the more obscure pieces like the blank canvas.
Rad-Reader: Were you trying to make a point that the ones
really committing the crimes do not go to prison?
Liv: Yes. People with money tend to get away with a lot more. I used to work in risk and compliance departments in a large bank. There were instances where staff members did do questionable things but senior management turned a blind eye.
Rad-Reader: If your book was made into a movie who would
you want to play…
Rad-Reader: If you could be a superhero who would you be?
Superman because he can fly and shoot a laser out of his eyes.
Rad-Reader: If you could jump on the plane anywhere in
the world today, where would you go?
Liv: Europe. I’ve never been, before. Would love to see the blue lagoon in Iceland.
Rad-Reader: What is your guilty pleasure that you are
willing to hide away to say, “Hey that’s mine and mine alone, hands-off.”
laptop. My whole life is on it!
Rad-Reader: Your favorite type of music?
Liv: I listen to everything. But
since a grew up in the 90s, boy bands and girl bands hold a special spot in my
heart. I also love Disney songs.
Rad-Reader: What is your next project and when will it be
Liv: I’m writing the sequel to
Etched in Stone, based on Vanessa’s colleague Jenna. The novel will be about
second chances with the possible reconciliation with her ex-husband and her
exploring her bisexuality as a single woman. It’ll also have financial crime
elements in the story.
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers find your books? Links