‘The book isn’t based on my life,’ says the author. Carol Kirkwood clears the air on the romance novel.
CAROL KIRKWOOD clarified any misunderstandings about her debut book, Under A Greek Moon, by declaring that it is not based on her personal experiences.
Carol Kirkwood, 58, a BBC weather presenter, was overjoyed to announce the publication of her debut novel, Under A Greek Moon, which was released last month. While some may believe the book is about her personal life, the BBC Breakfast host made it plain that this is not the case.
The book itself has nothing to do with me or my life.
Carol Kirkwood is a writer who lives in the United States
Carol discussed the book’s origins with her BBC co-star Louise Minchin and Annie Emmerson on their Her Spirit podcast.
She exclaimed, “It’s a love story with twists and turns.”
“I wanted to write a book about the kinds of things I like to read about when I go on vacation – a little romance, a little glitz, movies, and beautiful places.”
And, given that it was her first, the podcast hosts were blown away, complimenting her creative imagination and calling it “amazing.”
“It’s funny Lou, because I’ve put myself out there and it’s from my brain!” Carol laughed.
“If they don’t like it, it’s because they don’t like what I wrote!”
While this is her first book, the forecaster revealed that she has been approached to write in the past but has always declined autobiographies because she is a “very private person.”
She chuckled as she revealed that the novel has so far had six potential endings, but that it is not based on her life.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST RANKED NO. 2!!!! MANY THANKS!!! ‘I’m over (not beneath!) a Greek Moon,’ says the narrator. @HarperFiction @katebradleySW6 @EmmaPickard xxx pic.twitter.com/GSEiJ6AvfI @HarperFiction @katebradleySW6 @EmmaPickard
She quickly responded, “The book itself has nothing to do with me or my life.”
“Or any other character I’ve encountered in my life!”
It was dubbed “the disclaimer” by Louise and Annie, who burst out laughing.
Carol recently announced that the book had reached number two on the Sunday Times Bestsellers list.
She shared the exciting news on Twitter, writing, “NO 2 in the SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST!!!!” MANY THANKS!!!
“My name is ‘Over (not under!) A Greek Moon.’ @EmmaPickard @HarperFiction @katebradleySW6 @HarperFiction
Fans rallied to her support in the comments section, with one adding, “Thoroughly deserved… love every minute of your first book.”
“Brinkwire Summary News.” “Loved.”