Saturday, May 18, 2013

Interview with Clara Bowman-Jahn

We have a special guest this weekend. Clara Bowman-Jahn, author of "Annie's Special Day," joins us for a short interview. You may recognize her as one of the participating authors of the 'Voices of Fiction' series and one of eTreasures' authors.

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?

Clara: Actually, funny you should ask that. That very question is the nature of the essay in Kate Gould’s anthology “ The I Word” about how I have journaled since I was fifteen years old and as Gal. says “You reap what you sow” finally seeking publication for a story I had written in my journal of a little girl hearing beautiful birds.

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.


Robyn Campbell said...

I love your advice. Hahaha. But so true, Clar! So your mom started you on this road we're walking on. Nice. I know my walk is just that much sweeter, because you are there, Clar. Giant hugs.

Thanks for hosting Clar, Cher. (Hmm. I detect a little rhyme there. *wink*

Sylvia Liu said...

Great advice, Clar - absolutely the basics and absolutely true.

Anonymous said...

Read, read, read. And then write, write, write!
Totally agree! Nice post, Clar and Cher!

Cher Green said...

Nice to see some new faces. Thanks for stopping by and commenting ladies.

Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear Clara,
It's great that you've been journaling for many years. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
Thank you, Cher, for interviewing Clara.

Celebrate you
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

Cher Green said...

Joan, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always a joy to new voices arrive at the blog.

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