Wow! Can you believe it’s June already? Where has the first half of the year gone? Oh, that’s right, we spent a lot of it close to home practicing self distancing. To say that this year has been unusual is a huge understatement. But I’m please to have been able to introduce you to some great writers that may have been new to you. And there are plenty more for you to meet. So, let’s not waste any time and get on with the show…
A book can take you out of this world to another. Not a bad thing right now.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was a child. Started with poetry. I wrote my first full length novel in the 1970s in longhand while sitting in a loft in the wilds of Alaska.
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
Often right as I’m about to drift off to sleep. They sort of float into my mind.
Describe a typical writing day.
Get up around 4 or 5 am, get coffee and toast, turn on the computer. Check Facebook, edit or write or do teasers. Maybe lunch, maybe not. Quit in the afternoon and chill on the couch. Go to bed read for a couple of hours. Maybe sleep. Fingers crossed.
What was your favorite part, and your least favorite part of the writing journey?
Marketing is my least favorite. I’d rather be writing.
What is the significance of the title?
Highland Light: Ailene isn’t a beauty, but she is honest and forthright. Gideon never thought to have a home and family. Ailene’s name means light and she is his.
Nightwind’s Shadow: He hides in the dark from the things that have hurt him growing up. JoJo begins as his shadow but draws him out of the shadows.
Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I love hard or not at all.
Plotter or Pantser?
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Live, love and learn all you can. Fill your mind with experiences, places, people. Let it mix and then write.
I hope you enjoyed meeting Cherime MacFarlane. I’m always fascinated with writers who come from Alaska. Maybe because I’m in Florida; about as far away from there as you can be and still be in the US! Until next time, be safe, healthy and happy.