Look at me there, writing diligently by candlelight! While this may be just an image, it's pretty darn close to the real me. Well…except the hair…
I'm a Cannuck, born and raised in the ?banana belt' of Canada, which is Southern Ontario. But don't let the nickname fool you, we can still have snow here for Thanksgiving (early October in Canada) as well as hunting for Easter eggs through the white stuff in April!
In truth, though, I'm a total Anglophile! I love England—so much so—that my new contemporary series is set there, just so I have an excuse to go back to London to do research. Now, of course, I have another excuse, a fabulous UK publisher! My husband cannot grumble about the expense of a trip now. Not when he knows the value of research and good publisher/author relations!
As far as writing goes, I have wanted to be an author since about the age of nine, after reading A Witch from Blackbird Pond. I can honestly say that after reading that book, I knew I wanted to create stories that people would want to hear and love as much as I loved that book. That book changed my life and shaped my destiny.
I've always been a daydreamer and spent many an hour up in my room lounging on my bed, listening to music (it was the Cult and The Cure and those dreamy guys from Duran Duran in those days). I idled away the hours, lost in the music and my imagination. Not surprisingly, it was always romantic images and stories whirling through my mind. And also not surprisingly, music is still a huge influence and inspiration in my writing.
I put off my dream of writing to get a ?real' job. So I trudged off to university and became a nurse. Nursing pays the bills, writing feeds my soul. One day, maybe it'll do both!Login to subscribe to Charlotte Featherstone updates
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