• MaryCamarillo

Interview with IndieView

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We all know how important it is for writers to read. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you?

Elizabeth Strout’sOlive Kitteridge and Olive Again were big influences on my work. I love unsympathetic characters like Olive. I read very widely. I love Chekhov’s short stories about ordinary people. Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was helpful in figuring out Brenda.

Do you listen to music while you write? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping?

I love music and there’s lots of it in The Lockhart Women. I’ve even created a Spotify list. (Click here to listen.)But I never listen to music when I’m writing. My husband plays ukulele, and I can’t listen to him either when I’m working. He bought me some great sound canceling headphones.

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