GIRL ON A PLANE EXTRAS
Excerpt of Chapter One
Read an excerpt from chapter one of Girl on a Plane right here. Go on, you know you want to. Fasten your seatbelts…
Showtime! Sinead Kennealy sucked in a deep breath and squared her shoulders. Time to get it over and done with. The molly-coddled first class passengers wouldn’t entertain themselves, apparently.
She sensed her colleagues Yuki and Deanna on either side of her usual position, centre front of the cabin. Yuki flicked her shiny black ponytail over her shoulder and flipped on the PA system. The airline’s theme song, a hackneyed rendition of the “Macarena”, blared from the plane’s speakers.
Teaser trailer video
Check out the awesome teaser trailer for Girl on a Plane! I hope you like it.
I’m inspired by music when I write. Sometimes, a song will pop into my head when I’m writing in silence, or when I’m going about my business, and I’ll suddenly realise... BOOM! That’s what is going on in my character’s head.
Here’s a list of songs that inspired me when I was working on Girl on a Plane, for each of my main characters, Sinead and Gabriel.
Can’t get you out of my head – Kylie Minogue
Angel – Massive Attack
Paris is burning – Ladyhawke
Holidays in the Sun – The Sex Pistols
Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor
It’s Beautiful – Spiderbait
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
You've Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
My Angel Gabriel – Lamb
Tomorrow – Silverchair
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths
About a Girl – Nirvana
Chase That Feeling – Hilltop Hoods
London Calling – The Clash
RU Mine – Arctic Monkeys
Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore – Nick Cave
Into My Arms – Nick Cave
My Happiness – Powderfinger
Something Borrowed, Something Blue – Ben Lee
Listen to the Girl on a Plane playlist on Spotify.
Check out my Girl on a Plane inspiration board on Pinterest, with heaps of pictures of locations from the book, including London, Singapore, Koh Chang in Thailand and Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia.
I’ve also gathered some character inspiration images. I’d love to know which are your favourite photos.