Please welcome Portia MacIntosh, author of Truth or Date, as she lets us into her life with our Name 3 Things interview!
Portia MacIntosh has been 'making stuff up' for as long as she can remember - or so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or, most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales. After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her powers for good and started writing novels. Taking inspiration from her experiences on tour with bands, the real struggle of dating in your twenties and just trying to survive as an adult human female generally, Portia writes about what it's really like for women who don't find this life stuff as easy as it seems.
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Portia MacIntosh on Name 3 things:
Name three things one wouldn’t normally expect to find…
In your fridge
Chocolate, because I like it chilled. Milk, for my Coco Pops. Cheese, because cheese.
In your purse
Perfume. Portable iPhone charger. A selection of lipsticks, glosses and balms that could rival Boots.
In/On your bedside table
A lava lamp, obviously. A pile of books. Inexplicably, a Christmas card.
In your car
Sweets. iPhone charger. Emergency hoody.
On your desk/writing spot
Earphones. Too many notebooks. A cup of tea (usually cold).
In the "junk drawer"
A backstage pass from my favourite tour. An edible candy bra so old it should not be eaten. A Nokia 3310.
In your closet/garage/storage room
A pair of limited edition shoes that I love more than certain members of my family. All my clothes from when I was a fat teenager that I just can’t seem to part with. All my stuffed animals, because I hide them to pretend I’m a grown-up.
In your music or movie collection
Almost Famous. Closer. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
On your bookshelf
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. The Naughty Girl's Guide To Life by Sharon Marshall and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (yes, really). How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton.
Truth or Date
The solution? Focus on all of Nick’s bad points. And if that fails, up her dating antics and find herself a man! So what if she manages to make disapproving, goody two-shoes Nick jealous in the process…
Only, after a series of nightmare first dates, there’s still just one man on Ruby’s mind. Maybe it’s time to admit the truth and dare to ask Nick to be her next date?