Monday, March 19, 2012

Author, Author Monday March 19th all about it!!

Thanks for joining us and please welcome a fantastic author,

           Clara Waibel         

Hi Clara and thanks so much for joining us today. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I'm a twenty-seven year old accountant living in sunny Switzerland. At night, I let loose the voices in my head and become a writer. That's the only time of the day when I feel completely free.

What or who initially inspired you to become a writer?
Stories. I read them in books or watched them in movies, and I was fascinated with the concept of taking people away from their daily problems into living a lifetime through these characters.

What kind of research do you do for a novel and how extensive do you get?

Very. I usually write sci-fi and fantasy with a lot of action. So I need to know the particularities of the human body, like how much strength it can stand or if a person can hold two others from the edge of a cliff, and so on... Oh and also a lot of physics.

Do you have a special place you like to do your writing? Such as an office, a spare room, the dining room table, your couch?
 On the sofa, but that's not good for my back. So, I'll have to go for the office : )

As a reader, what types of works do you like to read and do you think they influence the genre/genres you write in?

I don't have a lot of fixed favorites besides Stephen King, Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman, Oscar Wilde and Herman Melville. Oh and Arthur Conan Doyle, I love Sherlock Holmes. I also liked what Susanna Clark did, Patrick Rothfuss, Suzanne Collins, Junot Diaz...

What is your favorite method of in laptop, desktop, Ipad or the old fashioned pencil and paper?? And do you plot out your story or go with the flow of your muse?

Laptop but I'm buying a desktop next year. I plot my stories all the way and after that, when I have the main points down, I allow the muse to flow.

When you need a break or some time off from the trials of being a writer, what can you be found doing?
Watching movies, riding the bike or just drawing.

Is there anything about yourself nobody knows that you would like to share with our readers??
English isn't my native language. Hey, that felt good!

For fun, I have a few personal questions,

Your Favorite 5

1) Favorite color - Pink

2) Favorite dessert -Ice cream and chocolate fudge. Or both together!

3) Favorite Season -Summer

4) Favorite song- At the moment is "Somebody that I used to know" from Gotye...I have so many favorite songs I just browse to the most recent!

5) Favorite (Romantic/mystery/comedy) movie -

           Romantic: "Ps I Love You",

           Mystery- "Da Vinci Code"

           Comedy- "Bridesmaids"

And a bonus, what is your ideal romantic vacation??

A paradise beach, a five star resort hotel, and my husband drinking margaritas with me by the ocean.

Where can our readers find you?? Or Switzerland!

Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

You can find my story "Witchy" on the SMP anthology "Spellbound Hearts" available here!

Love spells are illegal. The Council sends witches to jail for much less. But when Sally falls for the new guy at the office, resorting to a Fae's help will be her only hope. If only this Fae was as harmless as in the fairy-tales

Thanks for having me, Krista!

Clara it was an absolute pleasure to have you and to learn so much about you.  I would love to visit you in Switzerland.  I also can't wait to read your story "Witchy" in the Spellbound Hearts anthology from Still Moments Publishing.

I hope you all enjoyed today's Spotlight Author, Clara Waibel, as much as i did.  Make sure you visit the Still Moments Publishing book store and get your copy of "Witchy" in the Spellbound Hearts anthology.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon,

Krista :)


  1. Thanks for having me, lovely lady! This was a lot of fun!

  2. Nice to get to know you, Clara. Thanks for sharing!

  3. It was my pleasure Clara! Come back any time :)

    Hi Ceri, thanks for stopping by, have a great day ladies.

  4. Hey gals, nice interview! I am honored to share anthology space with someone like you, Clara, and I can't wait to read your story.

  5. Nice interview, ladies. Clara, it sounds as if you and I could be sisters (you would be the much younger one of course). Oh, except for the physics thing. Makes me shudder just thinking about it.