Book of the Week in We Love Memoirs FB Group

This July, The Crinkle Crankle Wall featured as Book of the Week in We Love Memoirs Facebook group. Here’s my interview by Victoria Twead, the New York Times bestselling author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools and the internationally acclaimed Old Fools series. I’m reposting it below for those readers who are not in the memoirs group.


Your name, please?

Sabina Ostrowska

And the title of your book?

The Crinkle Crankle Wall: Our First Year in Andalusia

The Crinkle Crankle Wall is available worldwide via Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

What is the synopsis of your book, in one sentence?

The tale of trials and tribulations of two idiots who decide to move to an unknown country with little planning or foresight.

Is your book part of a series?

Yes, it’s the first book in the series depicting our adventures of trying to live the good life in rural Andalusia. The subsequent books have different themes, like running a rural guesthouse, starting a language school in a small town, and finally, our life here during the recent pandemic.    

Are you working on another book?

I’m working on the second book, called A Hoopoe on the Nispero Tree. It is coming out this fall.

The artwork for the cover of the second book in the series: A Hoopoe on the Nispero Tree! Subscribe below to be the first to hear about it and to receive free promotional copies.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

At the moment, writing is still my hobby, so when I’m not writing, I have to work; I look after guests in our casa rural and teach English in my local town. To relax, I like to go for long walks with my dogs and take photos of nature.  

If you were to describe yourself as a particular fruit or vegetable, what would it be?

Probably an artichoke. It’s hardy and not easy to deal with because of all the layers and spikes that protect the heart. It’s also pretty versatile as a vegetable and as a flower. 

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