Interview with Cleo Wodehouse

Describe your desk
I could but that's not where I write :)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact that sharing my work with like-minded people for free or little money clashes with the mindset of the publishing industry.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
a) Fooling - and seriousing - around with language
b) Filling the need in the romance sector for physically and emotionally imperfect characters
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is still being edited, but the background is an eating disorder I struggled with for ten years.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, with utter embarrassment.
What is your writing process?
I snag and write down whatever bits and pieces drift by. Over time the gaps fill and it becomes a story. Then I revise about 150 times.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
An old Kindle. As a clumsy person prone to dropping even the most expensive of items, I like to stick to primeval, cheaply replaceable devices.
How do you approach cover design?
I like to connect the cover with the title, so I usually have a rough idea. Then I access and browse around in my favorite designers' stockphotos. I pick what I need and let them do their magic.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Remodeling the house, singing, drawing, sewing. NEVER cooking :)
What are you working on next?
My first novel in omniscient POV that allows me to unleash all that circumlocutious verbiage :)
Published 2018-04-12.
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Books by This Author

Nothing but the Truth? So Help Me God...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,710. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Indirect communicator Finn finds himself in the possession of a great power: people can no longer lie to him. Although a fascinating gift in theory, it alienates him from everyone until he turns to Leah, who always speaks the truth, no matter what. When two opposing poles on the communication scale work together, what will they discover about their environment, about themselves and each other?
Keep Your Enemy Close
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Weight and control-obsessed Ingrid has resolved to remain single. Jonas, psychologically damaged and obese due to a hormonal disease, feels he can no longer attract a partner. He blackmails Ingrid into helping him get back into the dating game, teaching her to let go of her control issues in return. Both discover that healing can happen in unconventional ways.
Behind our Walls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,380. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Leonie and Felix are in love through written words, sound and smell only. The man who calls himself “ugly as sin” and the woman afflicted with intimacy issues have met in a forum designed to match those who never intend to meet. They write, talk, and even meet in the dark until they realize that a face-to-face meeting is inevitable. Can they make their relationship work with all five senses?
The Chicken and the Prickly Pear: An Email Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,750. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In an English writers’ forum, a German anglophile happens upon the brilliant ramblings of a misanthropic American. Despite his prickly nature she manages to chip away at his walls until they decide to pursue their peculiar relationship offline. However, what seemed perfect on screen does not work as easily in the real world. Will their foundation prove to be too unsound after all?