So anyone who frequents this blog will know how much of a fan I am of Dorothy Koomson. The author of eight books, Dorothy specialises in gritty women’s contemporary fiction and has racked up sales of over 1.5 million worldwide. I’ve been Twitter buddies with Dorothy for a while now, although we’ve never actually met in the flesh. So it was with great pleasure that I was able to interview her following the release of her eighth novel The Rose Petal Beach. So if you’re looking for a bit of a respite from over-indulging on leftover turkey and Christmas TV, have a read.