Freelance Focus Interview with Liz Frost

Liz Frost is a freelance journalist writing on a variety of topics, from sex an relationship to careers and real life. She tells us about James McAvoy, being followed by paparazzi and how she’d pay the bills if she wasn’t a journalist.

Frost’s profile on the Freelance Journalist Directory can be found here:

About your journalism:

What do you write about?
I write about anything from sex and relationships to careers, health and real life. I recently spent a few days being followed by a paparazzi photographer for a feature for The Guardian. And I’ve just finished writing my first novel – Looking for Lucy (working title) – a beach mystery, set in Cyprus, about a girl who is spotted after having been missing for 13 years.

Where are we likely to see your work?
I tend to specialise in issues that affect women, so you’re most likely to find my work in women’s magazines (for example, Cosmopolitan; She; Grazia; Look) and the feature pages of newspapers (mainly the Guardian and the Express), but I’m not limited to this arena.

What’s the most memorable work you’ve done?
I once interviewed James McAvoy who I’ve had a crush on since the days of Shameless. Afterwards I accidentally took a wrong turn and walked into his suite. Most embarrassing.

About you:

How would you pay the bills if you weren’t a journalist?
I’d love to be a full-time author. I’d spend my days musing on a red velvet chaise longue with a feather quill at the ready. But, if I couldn’t be a writer, I’d train as a trapeze artist and run away with the circus.

If we gave you £1000, how would you spend it?
A really nice holiday somewhere hot and sunny.

What books are on your bedside table, magazines in your bag, or blogs on your screen?
My office is full of every magazine under the sun – I get them all delivered. On my bedside table at the moment I have God’s Debris, by Scott Adams; Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie and Second Glance by Jodie Picoult – all half read.

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