library journal review
carmel ... on writing books
“I often ask myself ‘Am I living my best life?’ And this question is the thread that connects the stories in each of my books. I like to push my characters to their limits, so that their true selves can be revealed. Because I believe that it is only in our darkest moments, we realise how strong - or weak - we are.
When I write, my characters become real to me. I hear their voices throughout the day, whispering their truths. And they always seem to know their own path, which is often different to the one I set them on, in the opening chapters!
I’m a heart on my sleeve type of gal and my books are like that too. They will make you cry and laugh. I do both when I write them! When a storyline involves any hurt inflicted on children, you can be guaranteed I sobbed while writing it!
For me, my books are a little like this: sometimes in life it rains, sometimes the sun shines. But when you have both, a rainbow appears. My hope is that my readers see all of the colours, by the time they get to ‘the end’ of my books.
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