I first met Cherie Le Clare at a local writers meeting. She is a quiet unassuming person. She has published some stories through Wild Rose Press, but decided to take back the rights and print them herself.
I asked Cherie some quick questions about herself and writing:
When you aren’t writing, what do you do for a job?
Generally when I feel like it, and when I have the time to sit for hours at the computer. I have no particular schedule at the moment, which is, sadly, very detrimental to my word count
What made you decide to write in the first place?
Relationships fascinate me; the complexities of why people behave the way they do and how they often are their own worst enemies in the decisions they make.
Where would be your ideal place to write?
Somewhere quiet, with no distractions, with a private, heated swimming pool, and where snacks, meals and a gin and tonic would magically appear at regular intervals.
If money was no object, would you write full time?
If I could afford to fund my ideal conditions, then maybe I would. I’d miss the children though. Writing fulltime could be quite lonely. And if I had more than enough money I’d lose some of the incentive to publish.
Tell us a little something about the book you are currently working on:
Pioneer Bride is set in 1800’s New Zealand, in Nelson. I’m enjoying the research, looking up old photos and trawling through old newspapers to get a feel of that time. My characters are brave settlers in the new world, far away from the ‘old country’ and determined to use the new opportunity to achieve their goals of a successful life.
But, of course, meanie that I am, I make my hero and heroine suffer many trials and setbacks until they reach their ultimate reward of romantic happiness.
Cherie Le Clare can be found over at www.cherieleclare.com. Click on the covers of her books to purchase one through Amazon, or check out her website for purchase of a paperback.