Sibel Hodge's first novel, Fourteen Days Later, was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a highly commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Sibel's latest novel, The Baby Trap, is based on her own experiences with infertility. She is also a qualified personal trainer, sports and massage therapist, and writes freelance feature articles on health, fitness, and lifestyle. She has dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality, dividing her time between Hertfordshire and North Cyprus.
Sibel joins us today to answer our 20 Questions. Enjoy!
Kindle or Nook? Kindle
iPhone or BlackBerry? BlackBerry
Coke or Pepsi? I haven't had either for years but it used to be Coke.
Coffee or tea? In a naughty mood, ice coffee. In a good mood, green tea.
Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Ice cream.
Flats or heels? Flats (lurrrrrve my Uggs, they're so comfy!)
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.
Call or text message? Text - unless I need a big girlie chat, then it's phone!
Favorite song right now? Number 1 by Tinchy Stryder and NDubz.
Celebrity crush? I had the biggest one on Paul Weller when I was younger. I had about a million posters of him in my bedroom (OK, slight exaggeration) that I used to kiss all the time!
Last movie you saw? Memoirs of a Geisha - I think it's one of the few books turned into films that is actually as good as the book.
Favorite television show right now? I only watch TV in the winter, and even then I'm usually working, so I don't get to see much. Anything on National Geographic Wild would be my fave, probably.
Favorite snack food? Nuts
Your most overused word or phrase? Omigod! My hubby would say something else, but I can't repeat that here!
Your hidden talent? Pole dancing - although I'm still learning, so I wear a crash helmet.
Your biggest pet peeve? Hubby when he's in a bored mood.
Favorite activity when you’re not writing? Swimming, reading, yoga, chillaxing with a DVD, and drinking wine.
Favorite authors? Oh, there are so many! Janet Evanovich, Sophie Kinsella, Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Harlan Coben - I could be here all day!
Favorite books? My fave ever would have to be To Kill a Mockingbird.
Comment heard most often from your readers? I kept getting funny looks when I read your book in public because I was laughing so much.
--For more information about Sibel and her books, please visit her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.