CL Gibson is the girl with the Typewriter Tattoo who currently resides in the Midwest, with her husband, Dean, their Akita, Jag, and an obese fourteen-year-old adopted cat named Chicago. CL Gibson is the author of The Urge, a Devil’s Rules Series novel. The second book in the series, The Grudge, will be published in the fall of 2019.
What is your primary or favorite genre to write? – Psychological Thrillers
Do you have other genres you write for? – My debut novel, The Urge is available now, which is a psychological thriller. The Grudge, the second in the Devil’s Rules Series will be published the fall of 2019. Prior to these, I’ve written magazine and online columns, also for newspapers in various trade markets.
Which project is your favorite so far? Why? – The Urge is my favorite at this moment. Writing for motivation industry periodicals, newspapers, national and international magazines was great, however, writing stories I enjoy telling and reading is so much more satisfying.
How long have you been writing? – I’ve been writing stories since I could pick up a pencil, so a LONG, LONG time.
Where is your favorite place to write? – My office in my home. It’s a small space in our 1930’s home, with jalousie windows covering three of the four walls and blankets me in light. My cat, Chicago, sits on my desk (she takes up most of one side. She’s rather fat.) and my Akita, Jag, lies on the couch behind me. It’s good to have four-legged writing partners.
What kind of atmosphere do you need? Quiet, music, coffee, wine? Any tricks to get in the zone? – I definitely need quiet, with a hint of background soundscape music. Of course, a vat of coffee helps. I keep to a firm schedule. Get up. Get coffee. Sit at desk. Open computer pages and let it flow. Sometimes it works sometimes not. But it will definitely NOT work if I don’t sit at the desk, which I do every day.
What genres do you prefer to read? – Thrillers, mystery, suspense, horror, and a sprinkle of romance to even it out.
What’s your favorite book or movie? – Depends when you ask. At one time it was Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss, and Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. For books on writing, I love Anne Lamott’s, Bird by Bird. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young is thought-provoking. But my all-time favorite is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
What do you do for fun when you’re not writing? – Ride on the back of a Harley, then have a glass of wine by the fire-pit on a cool evening.
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/CL-Gibson/e/B07GJWDTX4