In this weeks Author Spotlight, I meet up with the poetic and artistic, Claire Casey, author of Goddess of the Night, a book of poetry.
What is your book about?
Goddess of the Night is a collection of poetry, with a variety of themes and topics, from archaeology to re-enactment and Norse mythology.
What inspired you to write this book?
I started writing this when I was at university. I found inspiration in different places, from my own personal experiences and interests, to work by other writers.
What draws you to this genre? Do you write in any other genre?
As I write both poetry and prose, so I don’t restrict myself to one genre, or form of writing. I also write in Fantasy and Young Adult. I tend to follow where inspiration takes me, which keeps things interesting.
Is this a standalone book, or can we expect more?
This is a standalone book, but I will probably write other poetry collections in the future.
Tell me about you and what drew you to writing? Are there any authors who inspired you to become a writer yourself?
I have wanted to be a writer since I was in primary school. Even though I’m Dyslexic, I have always enjoyed reading and writing. I have been inspired by writers like Iain Banks and Neil Gaiman. I love their style and the way that they create their worlds. I often find that their characters draw me in.
Other than your own book, what is your favourite novel?
Other than my own work, I would say that my favourite novel would be American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Bridge by Iain Banks or Shadows of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Have you written other books we should know about?
I am currently working with Nordland Publishing, for their Northlore series, which is a collection of short stories and poems. Currently, the first volume is available, which features one of my short stories.
If you could advise aspiring writers on only one aspect of authordom, what would your advice be?Keep writing. Every writer had to start somewhere and the more that you write, the more that you will learn and the better that you will be come as a writer.
Where can we find your book?
Amazon - Free on kindle unlimited
Where can we find out more about you?