Thursday, August 6, 2015

APRI PRESENTS: Interview with Author Clarrissa Lee Moon


Clarrissa Lee Moon would like to live like a tumbleweed going from different states often. She's an avid reader and owner of more books and DVD's than any used book shop; she also enjoys Martial arts, swimming, riding Harleys and raising pure bred Japanese Chins. She has written as a journalist for two E-magazines and is the author for Memoirs of The Nightwolves Series and Celeste's Nites Novelettes. She considers herself unique, unusual and unconquerable!

APRI: What does your writing process look like?

CLM: First, I get settled with snacks, coffee, writing pad, Thesaurus, dictionary, pens and pencils.

APRI: What do you consider to be your accomplishment?

CLM: Nightwolves: Dawn to Dusk. It's not finished yet, but it will be my best work. So far :)

APRI: Were you always a great writer? Have you always like to write?

CLM: I don't think I am a great writer. A decent writer, yes, but not great.

APRI: Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

CLM: I throw knives at a board next to my desk when I am stuck or getting stressed at a point in the story. Drives my kids nuts.

APRI: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

CLM: On a beach with white sands, drinking Margaritas and eating Sushi with some young god rubbing suntan oil on me with a look of complete adoration on his face - if not a little hunger too. (and not for the food LOL)

APRI: Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?

CLM: I was thinking Norway.

APRI: What is something you want to accomplish before you die?

CLM: Finish all the series I have outlines for. Finish the songs that keep bumpin' in my head. Finish the poems I have only a few sentences to. Finally, finish the dissertations I have started in several subjects and then  if I have time save the world.

APRI: What literary character is most like you?

CLM: Catrina, def LOL. She is the main protagonist in Nightwolves.

APRI: Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

CLM: To thine own self be true. William Shakespeare - The Earl of Literature

APRI: What are the most important elements of good writing?

CLM: Good character development, good plot, continuation consistency. Good flow and can make the reader "feel"

APRI: According to you, what tools are must-haves for writers?

CLM: An up to date microsoft word, lots of coffee and a good Muse.

APRI: Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

CLM: Be very careful of agents and publishers. Check them out very carefully before you sign anything and always have a lawyer look at the contracts and explain them to you in full.

APRI: What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?

CLM: One doesn't fail if one gets back up and tries, tries, tries and tries again until one succeeds.

APRI: What do you do in your spare time?

CLM: I work out, take as many classes as I can afford to do and try to stay out of trouble :) Writing helps a lot with that a lot.

APRI: Can you tell our readers about yourself and your writings?

CLM: It's amazing how much truth you can put in a book and still call it fiction.

APRI: What was the most challenging moment in your writing journey so far?

CLM: Nightwolves Dawn to Dusk. I have been trying to finish it for 4 years now but either life's curve balls keep coming out of left field at me or it has been a real hard book to write. But I have vowed to have it finished by the end of the year no matter what.

APRI: What makes you smile?

CLM: Writing or getting this picture in my head of this guy with blond hair, blue eyes and he is always smiling at me. Never met him. I think but he is in my head all the time.

APRI: What is your favorite word? Why?

 CLM: I can tell you words I hate like hunkered and hankered. They drive me nuts when I read them in a book. I have too many favorite words like Awesome,...seriously?...and wishful.

APRI: Can you sum up your life in one sentence? If so what would that sentence be?

CLM: Pretty damn unbelievable.

APRI: Any last thoughts for our readers?

CLM: Some would say get out in the world and live life - live it to the fullest. Easier said than done for some people and books are a great way to see other worlds, other lives. To be someone else for a few hours or a whole day - depending on how fast one reads. I say, yes go out and live life if you are able, but bring a good book with you :)

APRI: If you had to convince a friend or colleague to read your work, what might you tell them?

CLM: I would say, forget the blind date read one of my books. It's like watching a movie with high octane action in some parts, touching love scenes and characters you either love or hate. You usually go wrong with a blind date but can never go wrong with one of my books.

APRI: Which writer would you most likely have a drink with and why?

CLM: Oh that's easy. William Shakespeare so I can ask him how he wrote like one plays a symphony. He makes his words literally play notes with metaphors, oxymorons and similies. His is a work of art like the Mona Lisa and I would love to learn how he did that back in those days so well. No one has ever come close since and probably never will.

APRI: What question have you always wanted to be asked during an interview? How would you answer that question?

CLM: Are you single? Yes, LMAO. Sorry couldn't resist this.

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