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Keep reading to learn more about Cara’s writing favorites. Plus, be sure to grab a copy of Imperfect Justice!
What are your ideal writing conditions?
I have emotional energy, a little space, and good music playing in the background. I also have characters I love and a story thread I can’t wait to unravel.
If you could write in a different genre, which would you choose?
I would return to my World War II novels. I have so many stories left to tell in that space. Someday I’d love to write one of those a year along with the legal thrillers.
What book have you reread the most?
It’s a toss up between Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, and Dee Henderson’s The Negotiator or Danger in the Shadows.
If you could have lunch with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Anne with an E – I would love to meet her as a grown woman.
Favorite first line of a book:
In the beginning… we all need to be reminded that there are new beginnings waiting for us.
Do you have a go-to writing snack?
Coffee and a little bite of chocolate from an Aldi’s chocolate bar. Or nachos. 🙂
What is your favorite writing tool?
If you were trapped in a book, what fictional place would you like to explore?
Oh, this reminds me of the middle grade series Land of Stories! Such fun. I would choose The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, because I’d get to experience London during the Blitz (ties to WWII) and Narnia.
What would the title of your biography be?
A Wonder Woman who didn’t Feel so Wonderful All the Time 🙂
If you could live a day in one of your characters’ lives, who would you choose?
Emilie. The state of passion for her work that she feels is inspiring. She also cares deeply about her friends and clients.
Delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4