No Millie is not based on me. I'd see why you think it, I spent a year at an American university, I have been a bridesmaid at an American wedding and I did once receive a save the date fridge magnet in the post. But honestly Millie isn't like me at all.
I actually spent a wonderful year at a small American univeristy and loved it. I made a couple of close friends there, and unlike Millie and Kristen, we keep in pretty close contact. I have attended both of their lovely weddings which gave me the idea for the book. Yet I should stress at this point I have not slept with either of the grooms! That bit is pure fiction. I also never had to even think twice about attending their weddings as I didn't have any skeletons lurking in my closet like Millie has. In fact I don't think I could have booked my plane ticket fast enough!
Amber owes a lot of characterisation to one of my friends who gave a brilliant impression of her housemate at a recent dinner party. She won't be making too much of an appearence in the book as she stays in the UK. Which is a shame as she was beginning to seem like a nice character. But I felt that Millie needed another character to introduce her aganst about going to the wedding.
Fact or Fiction?
Here is an insight into the writing of each chapter, and you'll get to find out whether there is truth in the fiction.