Interview with Cherime MacFarlane

Published 2013-08-22.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in New Orleans we left there when I was twelve. I grew up bouncing between Arizona and California. We even lived in Marcus Hook, PA once. I have seen a lot of the USA, in particular the West. Having seen a lot of different things give me more to draw on story wise.
When did you first start writing?
In seventh or eight grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Death Wish is a story about love and loss. How we each cope with loss can be vastly different. Having lived with an alcoholic for many years, I know how it can effect those who love an alcoholic. The male character, Colin, has to learn to live without the support of his life long friend. His friends' wife, Maria Elena has to learn to forgive herself and move past guilt and pull herself out of a death wish..
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The very fact that it was now possible.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to tell the stories which have been hounding me to give them life.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be able to put the stories forward in a manner that anyone can read them. Now that I am retired, I am able to write full time. That is a great joy and the most fun I have ever had.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am so very grateful to those who read and like what I write. It is difficult to express my feelings in words..
What are you working on next?
A story called Stalking Red. 'Red' is Brenda. She is big game to the man who wants to capture her for keeps, PR Jones. A hunter, he feels this is the most important hunt of his life. Brenda is wily game not about to go down easy. Set in South Central Alaska, Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley, PR has to keep his wits about him to lure this one in.
Who are your favorite authors?
Favorites? How can I play favorites when there are so many good books and so many wonderful writers.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each new day is a new opportunity.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Racing down Alaskan roads, reading, taking pictures of the grand landscape I have the pleasure to live in and just enjoying life.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check out Home to see what is new.
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