Cover Reveal – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Interview with Carina Axelsson

I’m excited to be a part of Carnina’s cover reveal today for Model Undercover Paris. Be sure to check out her website for more on her new book.

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5,4,3,2,1 Interview

Here are the rules:

1. I give the interviewee 5 questions

2. They have to answer

  • 1 question with 5 sentences
  • 1 question with 4 sentences
  • 1 question with 3 sentences
  • 1 question with 2 sentences
  • 1 question with 1 sentence

3.  They get to pick which question which question to answer with each number of sentences

4. Have fun!


1. Can you tell us a little bit about Model Undercover Paris?
My sixteen-year-old fashion detective, Axelle Anderson, is sent to Paris for Fashion Week as punishment by her parents! And while for many girls this wouldn’t be considered punishment, for Axelle it is because all she wants to do, and loves to do, is solve mysteries. But when famous fashion designer Belle La Lune goes missing – and Axelle’s fashion-editor aunt is one of the prime suspects – Axelle decides to go undercover as a model to find Belle. Along the way she has help from up-and-coming supermodel Ellie B, and the distracting and gorgeous Sebastian Witt, son of the Paris Chief Inspector. Model Undercover Paris is a fast-paced mystery with lots of action, fashion, and, of course, romance!
2. What is your favourite thing about being a writer?
The writing – although it’s not without its ups and downs! But when it’s going well the high is unlike anything else.
3. What’s the hardest thing about being a writer?
Starting out! Until they can actually hold the physical book in their hands, or can see it on Amazon, or at their local bookseller, many people will find it hard to believe that, yes in fact, you really are working even if to their eyes it just looks as if you’re staring out the window, and that, no, just because you lock yourself away for hours on end, you are not antisocial or weird. Your real friends will be your biggest supporters though – and that’s lovely!
4. If you could spend the day inside the world of any book which book would you pick?
Nature lover that I am, I’d have to choose the world of The Wind in the Willows!
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5. What advice do you have for the young writers in my classroom?
Read – and then, when you’ve finished reading, read some more! Your parents should be begging you to get your nose out of a book!
And be bold: meet new people, try different things, visit interesting places. Your experiences – such as a snippet of conversation you overhear at a party, or someone funny you meet at your new art class – can be used to feed your writing, and might inspire a character or scene, or even a whole book!


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