An interview with Clay Barnes


Keeley Smith: “Hi, Clay. Thanks for being here today.”
Clay: “Pleasure, thanks for having me.”
KS: “So, how do you like Millsteeple? I hear you’re a Yorkshire man at heart.”
C: “I like Millsteeple. I’ve had a few problems whilst I’ve been here that we are dealing with. But you’re right; I’m a Yorkshire man at heart. My home is in Ripon.”
KS: “Let’s get down to business, what is your ideal woman?”
C: (laughs) “I have a reputation for being a ladies’ man, I’m not, well, I’m not too much of a ladies’ man. But my ideal woman, well she would have to be strong willed, funny and down to earth.”
KS: “That could be any woman then?”
C: (grins) “I like to keep my options open.”
KS: “I suppose it makes it difficult to find women when you have such a huge secret to keep. I hear you’re a witch, is that true?”
C: “Come on, you believe in witches? It’s good to believe in that stuff for Halloween, it makes the night more interesting.”
KS: “So, the rumours aren’t true then? You could tell me, I can keep a secret.”
C: (Laughs) “If I told you I was, I’d have to kill you.”
KS: “Okay. Moving on, you look like you keep fit, do you work out?”
C: “Yes, I like to spar and play fight with my friends when we can.”
KS: “Interesting way to keep fit. Do you do anything else in your spare time?”
C: “I like to hang out with family and friends playing football and having BBQ’s.”
KS: “That sounds lovely. Okay, so I’m going to ask you some questions so the readers can get to know the real you a little better. What is your most treasured possession?”
C: “It is a locket my mother owned. I keep it when I need to think of her, she died a long time ago. ”
KS: “I’m sorry to hear that but at least you have something of hers. Okay, last question. Which person do you most admire?”
C: (His brows collide in the middle of his head.) “Someone I know had been through such a lot in her short life but she is still so strong, I admire that about her.


Character Profiles




Here are the character profiles for Cora and Jack.



Name: Cora Hunt

Age: 17 years old

Witch Age: 417 years old

Date of Birth: 23rd September 1597

Place of Birth: Pendle

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Current Occupation: Shop Assistant/ Goddess extraordinaire.

Likes: Hot chocolate, reading, quirky little goodies (mainly witch stuff)

Dislikes: the dark, fighting, *whispers*  I’m not really a big fan of cats.

Fears: I won’t live up to the expectations of people.




Name: Jack Thomas

Age: 17 years old

Witch Age: 417 years old

Date of Birth: 10th     August 1597

Place of Birth: Pendle

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Current Occupation: I’m a witch. That’s a good occupation to have!

Likes: Jezza Kyle, fighting, fish and chips.

Dislikes: Betrayal.

Fears: I worry that I won’t be able to protect everyone I love.








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My book, Returned, is currently FREE on Amazon kindle. Here is the link to download this brilliant book for FREE!!

Also I said in my last post that I would upload some character profiles and interviews. I will do this in the next post 🙂

Returned out in paperback!

Hi everyone!

Gosh I’ve had such a busy month. My book tour has been great! I’m so glad people could see my book and could read the lovely insights into the characters. I will post some of the character profiles and interviews in a later post.

Big news of the day – my book is out in paperback!! It’s been a long time coming but I’m so happy with the book. The cover looks amazing. All shiny and new! To order your copy you can buy it from this website – Order your copy today, it is the perfect gift for Christmas!

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Also, I have a giveway still going on my website where you can still win Cora’s beautiful necklace! It’s so simple to enter. Take a look, it is well worth your time 🙂

In the coming months I will also have news on some author days I will be attending. Watch this space 🙂

Much love,