Interview with Catherine Elizabeth Clay

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me is connecting with people from around the world.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know what to say about that quite yet. The ones I have are loyal and have been reading me since 1997
What are you working on next?
Tales of the Ninja Pussy
Who are your favorite authors?
Dan Simmons, The man that wrote "Ways of Seeing", Henry Hornstein, Anne Frank, Judy Blume, VC Andrews.... there are so many that I can't get them all in one thought.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son and my husband. I have too many diseases to mention that make it difficult to move like Syringomyelia.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my family doing little things that I can or I just spend way too much time on Facebook.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I've been working on too many to read anything. I know... bad author.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I won 2 awards, 2nd place both when I was in 4th and 5th grade. I wrote one about a space trip and the other was about thinking about what it was like to live at the time of the flood in Louisville.
What is your writing process?
Try and spend at least an hour a day on whatever it is you can.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember "Anastasia Again" about a girl living in the 'burbs and how much fun she had and didn't have in school. It made me realize there are always going to be people that don't like your stuff and people that do. I read a lot of VC Andrews and thought how I was a "Flower in the Attic" because I didn't meet my father's parents until I was 8 after he divorced my mother. They were rich and creepy. People like that still scare me.
How do you approach cover design?
I use my crest in the background and design around it. For "Tales of the Uncontrollable Cunt" I wrote the cartoon back in 1998 I thought about how I feel like in a way the Queen of Hearts so he made it BEAUTIFUL. I've consulted my husband on everything and am glad he's been there for me through this process.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. I'm EXTREMELY psychic and it taught me how NOT to be manipulated by others even though bad people have gotten through.
Published 2014-02-02.
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Dear Demented Diary Vol II Tales of the Uncontrollable Cunt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
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