22 April, 2022

#Interview with C.L. Peache, Author of Power of Nature - #Crime #Thriller #Suspense @c_peache @sagafiction


From British author C.L. Peache comes a new fast paced, thrilling novel. Perfect for fans of Nora Robert's The Obsession and The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, Power Of Nature by C.L. Peache promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Harriett loves the solitude and healing power of the beach. As she settles into a new life, she cautiously tries to forge new friendships. When the handsome stranger on the beach strikes an unusual friendship with her, Harriet is almost convinced she has left her traumatic past behind. But, the discovery of a body on the beach sends her life into turmoil. Harriet is now questioning everything and everyone around her—even herself.

Because Harriett has a secret. Her traumatic past means she cannot trust the memories of her earlier life. As suspicions around the dead body rise, questions are asked and investigations are being made. And Harriet is caught at the centre of the storm.

Will Harriett’s past ruin her future forever? Will her memory return? Will love and the power of nature heal her past traumas?

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Interview with C.L. Peache

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?

On March 31st 2018 I decided to stop thinking about if I could write a book and set about writing one. By the end of April I’d written a book and I have never stopped writing!

What inspires you to write?

I just love the process of being submerged into a world I have created. I’m very active on social media and love reading about other writers’ journeys and how they were inspired to write. Also, when I stand in a bookshop I look around and think wow, if they can do it, why can’t I!

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?

Power of Nature came about from my love of the beach. The story is set in a location in Lincolnshire, UK called Anderby Creek. It’s a long stretch of beach and the sky feels so big! Whenever I feel stressed or life is tough just walking along this beach soothes my soul. It was how Harriett, the main character, came to life.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?

Yes. I don’t like to admit how many I have because I’ve only been writing since 2018 and I know I’m very lucky that I never get writer's block – if I was to guess, I have another 4 full novels and approximately 40-50 stories which I have started.

Tell us about your writing process.

My writing process depends on how busy my life is. I don’t have a set day or time. Sometimes I write everyday, usually when I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo in November and sometimes I don’t write for weeks. I’m lucky that I can just pick up where I left off and I trained myself to write wherever I am so I don’t need the perfect spot to write.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?

I think it’s the scene where Paul and Harriett meet. It’s the emotion surrounding meeting a new person and the possibilities when two people connect. The fear of being involved with someone new and having to reveal your past, especially for Harriett as she has a very interesting past!

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?

I think this is inevitable with any character you write. I tend to write strong female characters, even if they at first seem vulnerable, they will have that ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude which my partner will agree I have!

What is your most interesting writing quirk?

Erm, not sure! Maybe that my characters dictate what I write and I don’t get any say in it whatsoever. Once the character is in my head it is very hard to make them do what I want them to do.

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?

Yes. I read every genre. I can read chick-lit, followed by sci-fi, fantasy and then onto a thriller, which reflects my writing style. The Hobbit by Tolkien was perhaps the first author/book that influenced me. I’m a massive Dean Koontz fan and I’ve read all Patricia Cornwall novels. I think each book I read I take a little bit from it (not in a copyright, stealing words/story kind of way!) but I look at how they developed their characters, what I like about them, the hooks in the storyline and I try to recreate that feeling for my readers.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?

Probably from the writing God, Stephen King. He basically says listen to no-one and write the story you want in a way you want to do it. A great piece of advice. It is your story and your journey, why would you need to change yours to fit someone else's if it doesn’t work?

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?

Just pick up a pen, open your laptop and start writing. It’s easy to get bogged down in the pressure of writing so many words. Remember, you don’t have to show anyone until you’re ready. BE BRAVE!

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?

A fully charged kindle (even though I prefer a book) , a nice picnic hamper with nice food and drink and a fully charged mobile phone for someone to collect me when I’d finished catching up on my reading and eating and drinking everything!

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?

Reading, walking and seeing family and friends. I love going to the beach, canals or countryside to unwind and also started kayaking before lockdown which I really enjoy.

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?

I completed something off my bucket list in 2019 when we visited New Zealand. I don’t have a long list of things because I would rather focus on the smaller things in life, enjoy every day and appreciate what I have in life.

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.

I’m really funny (Saga Fiction’s words not mine!) I love doing charity events which have resulted in a skydive and walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks twice (I did break my hip on the last try – I still finished though!) I love doing jigsaws – is that fun? I think it is 😊

What do you have in store next for your readers?

I have two more books in the pipeline to be published with Saga Fiction and I’m really excited for those. Once is based on my all-time favourite island to visit; Jersey. My latest Fantasy novel was just published so I’m working on wrapping up the trilogy with book 3.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?

Love what you’re reading. Life is too short to read a book you’re not enjoying. Saga Fiction has plenty of books to choose from…

About the Author:

Clair enjoys reading, travelling, walking, kayaking, watching motorbike racing, socialising, canal holidays and drinking coee. She loves writing but she lets her characters decide which story to tell, leaving her no say in what genre turns up on the page! Clair has dabbled in writing many dierent genres including; chick-lit, fantasy, horror and thriller. She has published four books exclusively with Saga Fiction: A Christmas Wish: a cosy Christmas themed novella, A Night Lost To The Past: a time-travelling episodic series lled with chaos and laughter, Decisions, Decisions: a contemporary romance episodic series and Power Of Nature: a thriller novel releasing in April, 2022.

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