Author Interview – Cherime MacFarlane

Here is the interview that I did with author Cherime MacFarlane who is part of the “FangTastic’s Book Mixer Event! Her slots are Jan. 29th – 31st 4-5pm EASTERN! Thank you Cherime for taking the time to do the interview with me and for being an apart of the event!

How long have you considered yourself an author?
I started actively writing in the 1960’s

How many books do you currently have out and please list titles per each genre?
21 books.”Highland Light”, Is the first of the MacGrough Clan series, a historical set in Scotland of the 1300’s. It takes place during the early years of Robert The Bruce’s struggle to take the country out from under English domination.

“Wired For Sound.” A historical, but set in fairly modern times.

“North by Northeast” Join Lori and Hamish in the 1990’s

“Rhythm and Blues” Set in 1990’s this is the story of Lurch walker and Cate.

“Family Knots” Set in 1996.

“The Templar’s Treasure” Set in 2014
“The Twisted Laird” Set in 1746

Copper River Romances are all contemporary romances

“Snagged” is the first of the Copper River Romances.

“Stalking Red” contemporary romance

“Heart of the Hunter”  contemporary romance

“Cougar Hunt” contemporary romance

“Behind The Raven Mask” historical set in Alaska in 1881.

“Daughter of the Raven” historical set in Alaska and Russia in 1890’s

“Deirdre of the Sorrows” contemporary romance

“Mile 43.3 Richardson Highway” historical 1975

“Death Wish” contemporary romance

“Then They Were Six” historical 2000

“Gray Matters” contemporary romance

“Brain Waves” Fantasy-Science Fiction

“The Cheat” contemporary romance

“Homesteader Blues” contemporary romance

Of all of the books that you have written which was the hardest to write for you and why?
Brain Waves was the hardest to write. Any physical relationship of a sexual nature would have been foreign to the characters. Play was another matter entirely, as was bonding. I would have to write a bit and let it sit for a while before going back to it.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
There are characters that plague me to write their stories. When I have it right, it just flows and that is awesome.

If you could give your youngerself a piece of advice when it comes to your author career what would it be and why?
Do not trust anyone else to understand the characters and the story. Always go through any editor’s or proof reader’s work by loading it into the Kindle and listening. Works really well.

What do you think is the one hardship that most authors face and what ways do you suggest they do to deal with it as best as possible?
Reading reviews that put the author down. Ignore the things.

If you could have dinner with any author past or present and could only ask them one question who would it be and what would you ask them?
Anne McCaffrey. What was the inspiration for Pern?

If you could have your dream home built anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
On the shores of Loch Lomond near Arrochar. Because it’s MacFarlane territory and it’s beautiful.

If you were to guess how you readers would describe you in three words what would they be? Crazy Alaskan broad.

Are you currently working on any other projects that you would like to share with me?
Della Street Jones and Munk Riley, the skinny ex-thief are finally going to get their story told. And it is a rough trip.