I’m back. With everything that hit me, it’s been quite a while since I did a Just Joshing guest on the blog, but that returns today with Clare Marshall.
I met Clare at When Words Collide a year ago. We didn’t really get a chance to speak until I attended Craig Dilouie’s launch party for Children of God a few months back. What impressed me about Clare was the fact that she is so driven and passionate about what she wants to do with her career.
Her writing is top notch. I have only started to read the Violet Fox, but was pleasantly surprised to find the opening chapter to be very engaging. Kiera is a modern day Robin Hood, doing what she can for the Freetor people, who are oppressed by the Marlenians. Chapter one involves a prince, a brooch, and a lot action. So far, I’m engaged.
Clare just recently appeared on my show and was nice enough to answer a couple of Questions for the blog. Below are her responses.
What are you working on right this minute?
I’m working on the next book in the Sparkstone Saga, Hunger In Her Bones
, trying to get it into production. I’m also working on the third book in my YA fantasy series, The Emerald Cloth
. On the business side, I’m working on improving my freelance business website (cmarshallpublishing.com
), and increasing the number of shows I do next year.
If you can talk about it, what has been the most fun freelance job you’ve done to date?
Hmm, that’s a tough one. I suppose I try to find the fun in all my jobs, Mary Poppins style, otherwise I wouldn’t be very efficient with getting things done! Any website job where I have a lot of creative freedom in the design and implementation is fun, because there’s a lot of problem solving, and I can usually listen to audio books/podcasts while I do it.
Is there a medium of writing you’d like to do that you haven’t done yet? If so, what?
Yes! I’m very interested in writing a visual novel – they’re a kind of game, popular in Japan, though there are small/individual developers making them in the Western world. It would be a big project, so probably will work away at it for the next few years. Just have to brush up on and improve my coding skills.
Anything you’d like to add?
The only real other thing I have to add is that you can find her on twitter at @claremarshall13 . Say hi. She is awesome and someone to model your own work ethic and habits doing. The podcast is linked below. Have a listen.