Carlyle Labuschagne

Interview

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.

Besides writing, I love to create graphics for myself. I love to swim, take walks and hide - waterfalls and forests are my thing. Reading is always on the list I never go anywhere without a book. I read in the car while waiting for my teenage boys at school. IN bank lines and in bed at night - it gives me awesome dreams.

2. When and why did you start writing books?

I started writing as a healing journey for myself and readers reason being to connect and leave some inspiration. The other reason is to connect with readers and assist in the process of digesting issues so that they dont feel so lonely in this world.

3. What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?

I have always been a writer from a young age I started journaling, writing poems and loved essays for school. I even use to grab my friends and my baby sister's assignments and created wonderful worlds for them.

4. Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?

My resent book , A beast so Beautiful. The prince has been born under magic as the King and Queen cannot conceive. But the witch that assisted in the creation has cursed him and will use him to seek revenge on the kingdom for the loss of her family in the witch hunts. Khan in turn turns out to be a hero to his kingdom but hides a very deceptive secret.

5. Which one of your books was the hardest to write and stretched you the most as a writer?

I switched to third person for my romantic crime Infallible and as English is not my first language I had some structural sentence tense issues . But with time and patience and editors and practice I have improved.

6. Who is your favourite author and book?

I am in love with A curse so Dark and lonely, curse Breaker series from Bridget Kremmer.

7. What book are you reading right now?

I am reading Leigh Bardugo Shadow and bone series.

8. Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

From songs, from books, from music from the people around me as I observe their motives and passions, and emotional journeys.

9. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Netflix, seeking the best coffee in our area and swimming.

10. Do you have any new books in the works?

I am working on the second book of A Beast So Beautiful , A Love so Lonely.


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