I had the pleasure of interviewing author C.L. Collier recently. She is an up and coming new author. Her first two books are What I Never Knew and What I Never Knew I Wanted. She has a third book in the series coming in a few months – What I Never Knew I Needed. She was a sport and agreed to provide answers to our interview questions so we can all get to know her!
What influenced you to be become a writer?
I’ve always loved writing. I started writing at a very young age, and I honestly don’t remember what first influenced me. However, I do remember the elementary school I went to had a “Young Authors Day” every year, and I had some great teachers who encouraged me to write, so maybe that had something to do with it!
Is your background in writing (English major maybe?)
No, but I majored in Elementary Education with and emphasis in Reading!
Are your characters/stories inspired by events/people in your life?
Yes, but I’ll never tell. 😉
Who’s your favorite character that you’ve written?
That’s a touch question! All of my characters have been fun to write. Can I say all of them? They all have something about them that I really get into. It’s especially fun to write from the guys’ point of view too.
How long did it take you to get your first book published? Also, is it self-published or submitted to a publisher?
I decided to self-publish a little over a year ago, and my first book just came out.
Lightning Round of Questions
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what’s your inspiration?
I LOVE music and listen to it all the time. It inspires my writing like nothing else does, and I make playlists for all my books. The funny thing is, I can’t listen to it WHILE I’m writing! I can have the tv on in the background, but music distracts me too much! Oh, and I don’t have one particular artist or genre that inspires me; I listen to all kinds of music!
Boxers or Briefs – Boxer briefs!
Sexy Toys or No Toys – Sex toys
Sweet or Salty – Sweet … no, salty … no sweet … Clearly, I need both!
Paperbacks or Kindle – Funny … I prefer paperbacks, but I really do read more on my Kindle! It’s just more convenient.
Flats or Heels – I’m short (only 5’1), so I like heels! I also really love my Converse, though.
Length or Girth – Yes 😉
Facebook or Instagram – Facebook
Wine or Beer – Wine
Man’s hair- Long or Short – Short
Night Out or Pizza in bed – Depends with who?
Beach or Pool – Beach
When you Drive- Windows open or AC – AC
Early bird or Night owl – Night owl!
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Thanks for your time and the answers to our questions C.L., it’s greatly appreciated!