Welcome Clare

 

Merry Christmas

How did you come up with your title?

Huge grin. This one is solely Lisa’s fault. We were trying to come up with a title for another book, now named Convergence, and I suggested Watlzing Matilda. Lisa replied that it couldn’t be because Waltzing Matilda was about an Australian who organises an annual dance. Only that wasn’t a real book. So I wrote it. And yes, it’s about an Australian who organises an annual dance…who shares a name with the cat who owns our house. And likes stealing my chair…frequently.

How did you come up with your title?

Huge grin. This one is solely Lisa’s fault. We were trying to come up with a title for another book, now named Convergence, and I suggested Watlzing Matilda. Lisa replied that it couldn’t be because Waltzing Matilda was about an Australian who organises an annual dance. Only that wasn’t a real book. So I wrote it. And yes, it’s about an Australian who organises an annual dance…who shares a name with the cat who owns our house. And likes stealing my chair…frequently.

What do you do when you're not writing?

Sleep. Cook dinner. Crochet. I crochet a lot… blankets, dolls. I’m currently making about four blankets, though not when it’s not obviously. I also want to make a start on the crochet nativity set I found on line at some point before Christmas.

What is the hardest part about writing?

Letting someone read it to start with. I handwrite, type it up and send a chunk off to my critique partner. Then it comes back covered in red ink and I’m like, oh, she didn’t like it. Then I work on it more and eventually send it off to my editor and wait. And wait. And wait. And start to think that it really isn’t any good and they don’t like it and just don’t want to tell you.
So that… and those annoying characters who won’t do as they’re told. Who take the nice story plan and tear it up into tiny pieces of confetti and throw it everywhere. Then refuse to play until Sunday when they fill your head with idea after idea. Which is no good, because I won’t write on a Sunday.

what is the spiritual takeaway for your reader?

God is with you no matter how bad things are.

What is your hero's main character flaw?

Leo lets the past influence his present way too much. He can’t allow himself to move forward or get on with life because of what others might think or say.

What makes your hero heroic?

He does the right thing even if he doesn’t want to at the time.

What is your heroine's main character flaw?

Tilly is way too trusting. She wears her heart on her sleeve and blames herself for not controlling things properly.

what makes your heroine heroic?

She’s not afraid to roll her sleeves up and work, no matter how she feels.

What can readers learn from your villain?

Crime doesn’t pay.

 

 

 

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