Hayley Dooley

Hayley Dooley

I’m a happily married mother of three children with autism from Liverpool, UK. When I’m not writing, I love to read all books of the romance genre.

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

I love to read, but I found as a reader there weren’t many stories out there that had autism in its storyline, so that’s why I wanted to write my own and use my experience as a mother of children with autism and my own experiences of autism.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I started in May 2017, so I was 34 at the time.

How long does it take to write?

Depends really, each book has been different for me. It can take months as being a mother of children with additional needs it’s hard to find the time to write.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read.

What was one of the most surprising you learned in creating your book?

That I’m a good writer (or so I’ve been told)

What do you think makes a good story?

Depends on the story really, but for me and the books I read, it’s the storyline, the chemistry between characters, and the humor.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

A vet or a hairdresser 😂🤣

What quote inspired you and do you live by?

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.~ Dolly Parton

What Movie or series character would you say describes you as a person?

I’d say Fat Amy from “Pitch Perfect”

What song inspires you?

Chris Brown- Beautiful people

When you wrote your first book. What inspired the story?

My children.

What inspired your characters in your first book and were they based on people in your life?

My children inspired the autism perspective, and the personalities of the women in the book are me basically.

Would you change anything from your first book?

Maybe change what Justin’s profession was 🤷🏻‍♀️

If there is a message in any of your books, what would you like people to take away from reading your book?

Maybe have an idea or some understanding of autism.

Why is reading a book better than watching a movie?

I think the movies miss out a great deal of what’s in the books.

If they make a movie of your book who would you like to play your main character.

That’s a hard one, they’d have to be able to talk scouse—that shits hard 😂🤣

Do you like to read ebooks or paperback?

Ebooks mostly, I have paperbacks but they’re signed by the authors, I don’t read them.

Who is your favorite author?

That’s a hard one, I don’t just have one, I have several.

*Lani Lynn Vale

*Amo Jones

*Aurora Rose Reynolds

*LA Casey

*KC Lynn

*Harper Sloan

I have more, but that’s all I can think of at the moment.

Tell the people about your book and what it is about.

Well, Eva & Her Striker is a sports romance comedy book, with autism mixed into the storyline. Eva is an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant at the school her sister attends, making a difference in the children’s lives was all that mattered to her, along with her family and best friend, Amber. Until she bumped into him, the lost gorgeous Irish man who turned out to be the school’s special guest coming to talk to the children. With his gorgeous face and sexy Irish lilt, he made her heart pound in a way she’d never experienced before, and she knew she’d never been the same again. Eva then falls victim to a ghost from her parent’s past and ends up in danger.

Any unknown author you would recommend.

See number 18…