Welcome, Clara. Have a seat and get comfortable, let's get to know you a little better.
What genre do you normally write?
Clara: I write memoir but have a published picture book out. Also have an essay in the anthology of “The I word” “Words that inspire” edited by Kate Gould and have three flash fiction stories in the anthology of “Campaigner Questions 2011” edited by Catherine Harrie.
What got you interested in writing, and what inspired you to write your first book?
Who has influenced your writing and how?
Clara: My mother started me on my writing journey writing inspiring quotes down in my journal long ago. It finally grew to be my brain, remembering my daily life for me as it passed by. Reading the great authors hasn’t hurt either. I just can’t read enough to satisfy me. My reading influences me, too.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Clara: Read, read, read.
Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers?
Clara: Read, read, read. And then write , write and write.
Where can people learn more about you and your work?
Thank you so much for joining us today. It's been a delight.