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The Love ProgrammeHi Zanna, welcome to Book Chick City. Tell us about The Love Programme.

The Love Programme is essentially about finding yourself and working out what you want from your life and who you want to spend it with. Lucy is trying to escape her past and her ex boyfriend Marcus who won’t let go of their relationship. Marcus has walked out on his wedding because he is convinced he should be with Lucy instead of his fiance. Paul is trying to piece his life together in the Scottish Highlands, trying to forget about Hannah. Each is confused about what they want in their lives but circumstances force each of them to face their fears and figure out what and who they want in their future.

Tell us a bit more about the hero/heroine in The Love Programme.

Lucy and Marcus were childhood sweethearts and had an on again/ off again relationship for many years. Even when they were apart Marus would never stop interfering in her life so she is desperately in need of some time away, a bit of an escape so she can work out what she wants and how she feels about relationships. She’s confused and needs the chance to be able to sort herself out.

How did you research The Love Programme?

The Love Programme is set in the Highlands of Scotland and I used to live in Scotland a few years ago and fell in love with the scenery, all the lochs and snow-topped mountains. I visited loads of places and took photos and based the fictitious locations in my novel on these real places.

Is The Love Programme the first in a series or a stand alone novel?

There will be a prequel to The Love Programme in the form of a novella which will be released by Astraea Press soon.

When and where is your favourite time/place to write?

First thing in the monring before the day starts seems to be when my mind is flooded with ideas but I can write whenever and wherever I get the chance so I always try to have a pen and notebook nearby so I can jot any ideas, bits of scenes and dialogue down so I don’t forget them.

When did you decide to become a writer?

I’ve always wanted to write. At school I wanted to be a journalist but discovered I wasn’t pushy enough to do that job! I worked in travel for years and started researching and writing brochures and promotional literature then I wrote non fiction articles for magazine, then short stories and evolved into writing novels.

What was the last book you enjoyed and why?

I adore books and have shelves full of them. The most recent book I finished and totally loved was Carole Matthew’s A Cottage by the Sea. The book was pure escapism and you felt as though you were there on the Pembrokeshire coast with the characters. All of the people in the book felt like friends and I was sorry when the book came to an end.

Which authors do you admire?

Most of them! I’ve discovered in the last 10 months that authors are an incredibly friendly, supportive and wonderful bunch of people.

Describe yourself in five words.

Impatient. Hopeful. Obsessive. Loyal. Shy.

What’s next?

I have written some other books and am in various stages of editing/submitting to publishers etc with them and have my fingers crossed I will be fortunate enough to get more books published.

ZannaM

Zanna Mackenzie lives in the UK with her husband, 4 dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.Being a freelance writer and editor of business publications is her ‘day job’ but, at every opportunity, she can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel she’s working on. She loves it when the characters in her novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot! Formerly a travel agent and therapist (she has qualifications in clinical aromatherapy, crystal healing, naturopathic nutrition and herbalism) she loves walking the dogs and gardening – that’s when she’s not writing or reading!

To find out more about Zanna and her book, visit her website: zannamackenzie.co.uk. You can also connect with her on Twitter (@ZannaMackenzie) and Facebook.

The Love Programme is out now, published by Astraea Press. Purchase your copy: Amazon UK.

Bobby

I am a recent University graduate with a BA in English and an undiminished love of reading. I will give pretty much anything a go – although I do have a fondness for both paranormal and historical romance, urban fantasy and historical biographies. I always have my head in a book, and I have a problem – I can’t stop buying books!

53 Comments


Anonymous March 7, 2014 at 4:22 am

testing

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Anonymous March 7, 2014 at 4:28 am

I want to be with you.

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Anonymous April 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Are you there ? I think that I was trying to wake you from the dead last night.

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Anonymous April 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm

xxxx

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Anonymous April 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Lost some weight my trousers are falling down, just want kissed all the time I have a large car park at the front of this building we could in the back of my truck. xxxxx

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Anonymous April 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Are you going to talk to me?

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Anonymous April 16, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Are you going to talk to me? are you there /

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Hi

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Hello – Are you going to talk to me ?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Or not?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Hello do you miss me? I miss you.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Stop it please talk to me I miss you.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Stop it please talk to me I miss you. Oliver misses me ?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Yes I know that you do I want you all of the time.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

No Love for me ?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Well i Love you.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

No Love for me ? I am going to make you so happy and you will want nothing else.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

What makes you happy?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

What makes you happy? You in my bed.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Oliver Peebles are you ready to love me I am madly in love with you come and love me and we can go on a journey together I think that we are very similar and I am going to blow your mind I want sex,

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Ok i am going for a bath good night xxx

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Ok i am going for a bath good night xxx Tell me what you would like?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Oliver Peebles are you ready to love me I am madly in love with you come and love me and we can go on a journey together I think that we are very similar and I am going to blow your mind I want sex,

Stop being silly please love me back I will never hurt you.

I want nothing else please come to me. Give me a chance I have thought of nothing else for such a long time and life is short please give me a chance to love you back.

Oliver talk to me the first flat that I found for Simon and Harris did not go ahead, I then found a really cool flat for them and hopefully it will go ahead.

The flat is empty and Simon is now filling in forms and I think that they will both be happy there together in a few weeks.

Will you come and live with me ? x

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm

What makes you happy? You in my bed. I would love to be in your bed but I think that your girl friend might object!

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm

What makes you happy? You in my bed. I would love to be in your bed but I think that your girl friend might object!

I do not understand you can come here soon and I really want all of you you forever I cannot think of nothing else.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Will you love me back I want you so much ?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Will you love me back I want you so much ? I love you now I have for a very long time I dream about you and when we met recently I knew you are my lover and Husband if you will have me.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I love you Mr Oliver Peebles will you marry me ?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm

No Love for me ? I am going to make you so happy and you will want nothing else.

So what else would I ever want?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Just me.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Just me and just you.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Just me and just you. yes

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Harris will be living with Simon in about four weeks from now. If you would like to leave where you are now you can come and i would love it. Oliver come and live with me jump in your car tomorrow. would you do it?

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Harris will be living with Simon in about four weeks from now. If you would like to leave where you are now you can come and i would love it. Oliver come and live with me jump in your car tomorrow. would you do it? Really he will be away until Tuesday and I know that he will like you as i have told him all about you would you do it. We would love it

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm

come here tomorrow for a few days fall out with your girl friend and run away, come and have sex with me and see if you like it and if not go back.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm

what do you think could you? the problem could be solved.

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Oh Oliver I love you I did not know before I figured it out when you said that you had been with Yvonne. Please give me a chance to love you just come tomorrow and we can be together.just do it

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:33 pm

So will you come to me and maybe I can love you? Stop thing just do it

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Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

So will you come to me and maybe I can love you? Stop thing just do it. I do love you after I married Simon I kept dreaming about you and I did not know why and i am telling the truth.
Then I told isobel and my mum and I could not shut up about you, I missed you i also wrote to you and pestered I also you for years.

I bought a new Iphone and then flung it in st Germanes Loch because I kept calling you and I did now want your girl friend to know that we were communicating with each other and did not want you to get into trouble.

I told my Doctor that I was madly in love with you and i cried for about forty minutes on a very regular basis. I had to see my Doctor twice a week and I was broken hearted because i had to tell you to go away because i was sick, I KID YOU NOT IT NEARLY KILLED ME i cried for about six months .

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

So Mr Peebles, Do you want to get into your car tomorrow morning and start your new life tomorrow.Can i call you tonight ?

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:05 am

Are you there with your huge cock that cannot ever fit into my mouth ?

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:06 am

Are you there with your huge cock that cannot ever fit into my mouth ? I have not said that before. Ok wide cock

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:10 am

Are you there with your huge cock that cannot ever fit into my mouth ? I have not said that before. Ok wide cock. You are a big tease. I am going for a bubble bath now and you could join me tomorrow if you WANTED!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:12 am

Do you love me madly?

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

YES

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

YES WITH ALL MY HEART

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:18 am

Where are you?

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:19 am

Oliver please do not go away.

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

Oliver please do not go away. Can you call me ? oliver I want to marry you I am madly in love with you.

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:44 am

Ok i messed it up.

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

I am going to come and get you and you are going to love me and i do not care how much money we have to earn to let other people live there lives as I am going to come and get you.

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 1:10 am

Ok if you can come this weekend for four days if you cannot Harris will be with his dad from now . Ok if you do not want to be with me I am ok with that I want fun with you are you ok with that ?

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Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 1:11 am

Ok if you can come this weekend for four days if you cannot Harris will be with his dad from now . Ok if you do not want to be with me I am ok with that I want fun with you are you ok with that ?

Oliver what do do you think?

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