Cocktails

Welcome to Tequila Mockingbird!

We're three authors who love books and who want to share their love with as many people as possible. 

We love reading book reviews and about the author's process, but we thought we'd do something a little different.

We all love a great plot, but we know that characters make stories and can stay with us long after we've finished a novel so we thought it would be fun to ask authors to hang out with their characters over a cocktail or two and tell us a little more about them. We can't guarantee you'll be either shaken or stirred, but sit back, order yourself a Cocktail of Two Cities or a Bridget Jones' Daiquiri and enjoy!

Your 'mixologists' at Tequila Mockingbird are:

Tina Orr Munro has crime in her blood - in a legal way! She was a CSI when it was more Sherlock Holmes than CSI Miami. She then became a journalist, by way of a stint as a teacher, and has spent the last 21 years writing about policing and crime. She's now written her first crime novel - BreakneckPoint - published in April 2022, set in the lovely North Devon where she is lucky enough to live and featuring, no surprises, a CSI!

 

Caron McKinlay grew up in a mining town on the east coast of Scotland where her dad would return from the pit and fill her life with his tall tales and encourage her to tell her own. Despite this, she never thought about making a career in writing – that was what posh people did, not someone from a working-class council estate. But she's always been a storyteller and  hid a secret dream of being an author one day. Her debut novel, The Storytellers - women’s fiction with a speculative edge - is out May 2022. Learn more at

www.caronmckinlay.com

 

Lorraine Brown previously trained as an actress and has just completed her final year of a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling. Her debut novel Uncoupling was longlisted for the prestigious Bath Novel Award. Working as a secretary at a North London school and with dreams of being a published author spurring her on, Lorraine spent every lunch hour writing in the café at Waterstones Hampstead. In 2018 she was chosen as one of 11 mentees on Penguin Random House’s WriteNow programme and worked with an editor on the novel for a year, eventually signing with her dream literary agent in the summer of 2019. Uncoupling was published by Orion in February 2021 and has become a bestseller. It has gone on to be published in numerous countries inlcuding the US where it is called The Paris Connection. Her second novel is due out in June 2022. Learn more about Lorraine here: www.lorrainebrownbooks.com