Thursday Throng interview with Suzie Tullett, author of Little White Lies and Butterflies

Please welcome Suzie Tullett a scriptwriter turned full time novelist specialising in romantic comedy. Suzie was lucky enough to be chosen by the BBC for their New Writers’ Initiative culminating in the opportunity to work on the drama series, Doctors.

little white lies and butterfliesThe Review

If you’ve ever been in a position where you felt you just had to seem more than you are as a way of deflecting attention, then you’ll probably have some sympathy for the scrape that the heroine of Little White Lies and Butterflies gets herself into. After all, if you’re never going to see the people again, what harm can it do? This was a great read and I enjoyed every bit of it; from the perfectly formed characters to the wonderful, laugh out loud, scrapes I could just imagine myself getting into. Suzie has created a wonderfully effervescent romance novel that fizzes with enjoyment whilst encouraging us to take a look at how our own preconceptions and assumptions can trip us up time and again.

Suzie TullettThe Suzie Tullett Interview

What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

Probably that I once worked in a Bookies – not for long though because I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I knew absolutely nothing about the different kinds of bets people made, I just blagged my way through it. And I often paid out to the same person more than once which is probably why they were so sad to see me go. Although I should point out that despite my weaknesses I wasn’t actually fired. It was my choice to leave.

What did the best review you ever had say about you and your work?

I love those reviews where readers, both professional and non-professional, state they’ve physically reacted to my books. Be it laughing out loud, or shouting out even, as characters like Lydia get themselves into one scrape after another. Reviews like these show just how engrossed readers have become in my books; to the point that they can’t help themselves.

Are the names of your characters important to you?

Names are very important to me. They have to reflect the characters they’re given to in how they sound and in what they mean. When I come up with a name I always refer to one of those baby name books to make sure it suits the character’s personality and, of course, their age. After all, something that’s popular today may have been an absolute no-no thirty years ago.

How did you choose a title for your book?

As far as Little White Lies and Butterflies is concerned, with great difficulty. Try as I might, I couldn’t come up with anything so I just kept writing in the hope that something would come to me. Then one day as if from nowhere it just popped into my head and the relief I felt when it did. It really suits the story.

Have you ever wished that you could be or do anything else instead of writing, and if so what?

Not at all. In fact, if anything it’s been the opposite. Prior to taking the plunge I spent much of my working life wishing I could just write for a living.

Have you ever written naked?

Nope and I doubt very much I ever will. I don’t even sleep naked so there’s no way I’m going to sit at my desk without a stitch on. And can you imagine if someone let themselves in uninvited? It’d be the stuff of nightmares on both sides!

What has been the best experience you have ever had in your life?

Although the period between conception and delivery wasn’t too much fun, having my two sons has to be high on my list. Despite them being adults in their own right now, I love being a mum. Of course, getting my work published is up there too. There’s nothing like sending something you’ve written out into the big, wide, book reading world… Two very different experiences, of course, but both equally as exciting.

Tea, Coffee, Water, Juice, Wine or Beer … which do you prefer when writing?

Definitely coffee. I drink tonnes of the stuff when I’m writing – probably way too much than is good for me.


Where can you find out more about Suzie Tullett and get a copy of Little White Lies and Butterflies?

Little White Lies and Butterflies is available in Kindle and Paperback formats from and

You can also meet Suzie in the following locations online:


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  1. I love your title too, Suzie. And the book! Um, I’m also clueless when it comes to betting. I can’t even work out the lottery. Ah, well, we can’t be good at everything and gorgeous and talented into the bargain, can we? 😉 xx

  2. Get your kit off woman! Writing in the buff is most liberating as long as you are warm and comfortable, you can’t beat the feel of air on your skin, just don’t do it in your local library 🙂

  3. Thanks for having me here today, Linda and thank you for such a lovely review. Hope everyone enjoys reading our interview and I’ll keep bobbing in and out, should anyone wish to leave a comment or two x