№ 3 · Karen McManus

‘Even if I don’t feel inspired, I force myself to write something.’

This time, I met Karen McManus who is the Senior Director of Revenue Marketing at a company that provides design assets, technology, and expertise that help create brands. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in Journalism. Although being a single parent, she somehow manages to writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction books in her spare time. As if this wasn’t enough, her recent book ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ became an instant New York Times and international bestseller.

‘One Of Us Is Lying’ is available in 35 foreign territories worldwide. Editions published so far include UK, The Netherlands, Romania, Norway, China, Japan, Czech Republic, Spain/Latin America, Sweden, and Denmark. It will be available in Germany on February 26, 2018. Last but not least, the book is currently being developed as TV series. I have read it myself and—although many would say I am not a Young Adult anymore—I liked it a lot. Hence I had to find out about the secret of writing a bestseller in your free time.

The interview was recorded in September 2017.