Cherie Le ClareI 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?

Unpaid: HouseworkCrying face Paid: Teach/care for preschoolers in my home Smile
When do you generally write your story, and where?Water Baby

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 countDisappointed smile
What made you decide to write in the first place?

Hmm, I’m tempted to say I was going through a mid-life crisisLaugh But, to be serious, I wanted to set myself a challenge. And I thought it would be fun.
TamingWhy do you write about the topics you do?

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?KiwiKiss

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  Click on the covers of her books to purchase one through Amazon, or check out her website for purchase of a paperback.


NZ Book Month – Cherie Le Clare
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  • March 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Thanks for having me to visit, Karen. P.S. I have 3 digital copies of my books to give away to lucky commenters.

  • March 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Hey Cherie, do you typically set your stories in NZ or is that something you are working on doing more often?

  • March 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Hi J.C.
    Thanks for your question.
    My first published novel (French Kiss) is set in France, but yes, the others have a New Zealand setting.


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