If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?To the future I think to see how things turn out so I can stop worrying about them. I’m a bit of a worry wart (apparently!) and would much prefer to have a more carefree attitude. I’m not sure what I’d do if the future didn’t look that bright – probably grab the winning lottery numbers and shoot back home!
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?It would have to be Martha Stewart so we could talk about organizing all the time. I’d actually like to go hers for dinner so I could be inspired by her beautifully organized home. For now, I’ll have to make do with the pictures on her website!
Next it would be Wonder Woman – I could do with a few tips! Third, I would choose Anna, the character from “On The Island” by Tracey Garvis Graves. I think she had a fascinating story to tell.
Fourth, it would be a midwife. If I started a new career, it would be as a midwife so I could do with some insights.
And lastly, Jamie Oliver to help with all the cooking!
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?I’m ever the practical one, so it would have to be a medicine kit, a knife and my e-reader with some form of solar power!
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?The ability to fly. It would be great to feel the freedom and the speed of not relying on normal transportation. I quite fancy just dropping in to save someone from danger like you see in Superman and other kids cartoons. I guess I might need super strength too though!
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?One of my grandparents. Three of them died before I was 5 years old so I have no memory of them. I was always jealous of my school friends that used to go round to their grandparents after school so I would like to make up for that and find out what they were like.
Night owl, or early bird?Early bird definitely, although as I get older – ‘early’ isn’t so good either! I’m always yawning by 10pm and could quite happily go to bed then, although I rarely get the chance.
One food you would never eat?There are so many as I’m quite a fussy eater. Fatty meat is my main no-no although anything that sounds like a body part is also out – liver, tongue etc.
Pet Peeves?Bullies – whether at school or in adult life. Why people feel the need to make other people feel bad is beyond me.
Skittles or M&Ms?Skittles – I’m not a big chocolate or nut fan. I don’t eat many sweets either to be fair. Cream cakes are more my thing!
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.Just one – oh dear. OK, you should read my book because you will learn how to get the organizing habit which, in just 15 minutes a day, will keep you organized.
Or can I cheat(!) and say what a reader said? “It includes a very detailed, practical and doable plan to tackle your clutter, and even more importantly, remain clutter-free.”
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? I’ve got some more ideas for organizing books lined up that I’m working on right now. My main goals are to make them practical so readers can take action from them straight away as well as to ensure they attack the problem in a different way to the norm.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?On a desert island but only IF: it was safe from pirates, it had basic services and deliveries from a grocery store and Amazon! So probably just somewhere tranquil, out of the way with access to civilization when needed.
What is your favorite Quote?“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” by Anthony Robbins.So true for everything, including organizing your home.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?To remember that no one on their deathbed wishes they had spent more time at work. I appreciate this advice but struggle to put it into action most of the time!
Hidden talent?When I was younger, this was dancing. I used to do ballet, tap and modern dance all the time and loved it. Since ‘growing up’, my hidden talent is probably knowing how to avoid things I don’t want to do – like exercise!
Favorite Food?There are so many: Christmas dinner, pizza, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, my husband’s cheesy chips (french fries). I could go on and on. I struggle to last a day without something nice to eat.
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?A family holiday to Disney World. My husband and I took our son when he was nearly 3 years old but that was probably a bit young. Now he’s 11, he would really appreciate it and I’d love to take him before he gets too old. He recently went to the theme park close to where we live and had a fabulous time but I know Disney would blow his mind.
What do you do in your free time?I love to spend time with my family walking, cycling and swimming. I also like to cook – I try loads of new recipes as long as they look yummy – and read and sleep. I’m also a bit addicted to reality TV shows but I don’t watch many as I steer clear of the TV in favor of other things most of the time.
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?With a lot of dancing around the house! Although I think the first review was more exciting. Knowing someone had taken the time out of their busy day to share that they found the book useful, really made my day.
What is your guilty pleasure?A cat nap on a Sunday afternoon. I try and make time for an hour’s ‘quiet time’ where I can read a book and doze off for a bit of a rest! It revitalizes me for the week ahead.