About Senta

Senta Rich began her career as an advertising copywriter while also writing radio plays and articles for magazines. She then moved into the world of writing for film and TV and has a feature film in development. Hotel 21 is her first novel.

Senta has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Liverpool University. She has a strong background and interest in psychology with particular emphasis on Jungian psychology. She is originally from London but now lives in Dublin with her husband and son.

About Hotel 21

A personal note from Senta on the inspiration for Hotel 21: “The idea for Hotel 21 came to me when I was staying in a small hotel in Lisbon and I accidentally annoyed the hotel cleaner. She wanted to get in to clean the room and I kept asking her to come back later. When I finally left, she was standing outside, arms crossed, giving me a dirty look. I felt terrible. When I got back that night… my hairbrush was missing. Looking back, I most likely lost it in transit but at the time, I was convinced it was her – a ‘revenge steal’ for annoying her earlier. I was immediately intrigued and excited by this woman. Who was she? Did she take things from hotel rooms a lot? Did she ever get caught? It also made me think how she had taken some control over me, perhaps to feel like she was getting control back over her life. Two days later I wrote the first 4000 words of Hotel 21.”

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