BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 58, was pleased to announce the release of her first ever novel Under A Greek Moon, which become available to buy last month. But while some may think the book has some sort of relation to her own life, the BBC Breakfast star made clear that wasn’t the case.
Chatting to her BBC co-star Louise Minchin and Annie Emmerson on their Her Spirit podcast, Carol opened up about how the book came about.
“It’s a love story with twists and turns,” she explained excitedly.
“I wanted to write a book about the kind of thing I wanted to read about when I’m on holiday – a bit of romance, bit of glamour, movies and nice locations.”
And considering it was her first ever one, the podcast hosts were very impressed, praising her vivid imagination, describing it as “incredible”.
Carol giggled: “It’s funny Lou, because I’ve put myself out there and it’s from my brain!
“If everybody doesn’t like it, they don’t like what I’ve written!”
The forecaster went on to reveal that while this is her first book, she’s been asked to write in the past but has always turned down autobiographies due to her being a “very private person”.
She chuckled as she admitted the book has had six different endings so far, but made it very clear it is not based on her life.
She took to Twitter to announce the amazing news, tweeting: “NO 2 in the SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST!!!! THANK YOU!!!
“I am ‘Over (not under!) A Greek Moon’. @HarperFiction @katebradleySW6 @EmmaPickard.
Fans rushed to the comments section to applaud her success, with one saying: “Thoroughly deserved… enjoying every minute of your first book.”
“Loved it…real feel good story,” a second praised.