Please join me in welcoming Charlotte Carter to my blog. I am a little late partly due to the fact I am still so tired and having a few bad days. I love Charlotte's book and will review as soon as I am up to it. I have enjoyed getting to know Charlotte better.
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A native Californian, I live in Southern California with my husband of 50 years. We have two married daughters and five grandchildren. Our oldest daughter lives quite near us so we get to see her three boys, ages 17, 12 and 7, fairly often. Our younger daughter lives in Northern California, so we see her 2-3 times a year. Her daughter attends Central Connecticut State University on a full-ride volleyball scholarship. (Yay!) Her 12-year-old son already runs 5K races and wins in his age group.
2. When you were a child did you have a favourite book or books?
I remember the original Doctor Doolittle series and a book titled White Witch Doctor. The latter was about a woman missionary in Africa. When she found a huge spider in her boot, I decided I had no interest in becoming a missionary. As a teenager I devoured books by Lloyd Douglas such as The Robe. (Jenny here I have The big Fisherman by Lloyd Douglas and read it one easter.)
3. Do you have a favourite Genre to both read and right write?
I write contemporary romance but read more broadly including suspense, legal thrillers and adventure.
4. Did you have favourite authors growing up who have influenced you?
Not so much as authors influencing me as my eleventh grade English teacher. I had written a short story on my own and I showed it to Mr. Murphy. He was quite encouraging and told me took turn it into a novel. It was many more years before I wrote my first novel. I so wish I could thank him for his support.
5. When did you know you wanted to be an author?
Although I had told myself stories since about age 6, it never occurred to me that I could write and sell my (somewhat more sophisticated)stories. I majored in Business and avoided Literature classes. But I read romance! In about 1988 my husband gave me a stocking stuffer gift at Christmas, a book about how to write romance. Poor guy hasn't seen me since. However, he does really like taking my royalty checks to the bank.