June 3, 2013
Interview with Carrie Golden
Carrie was born in a small city of Plattsburgh near the border of Quebec, Canada and grew up in the Adirondack Mountains. She now lives near Raleigh, NC with her husband and son, and a small cat farm.
Christine: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?
Carrie: As a girl, I pretty much lived in my imaginary worlds. I felt like an outsider; different from the others mainly because of my hearing disability and my strange accent. The problem was I tended to act out whatever went through my mind. One time this landed me in the ER. When I was in 5th grade, a good friend and I decided, just for fun, to see who could write the best short story. From this single experience I discovered another way (safer too!) of bringing things to life. Writing changed everything for me. Since then, it helped me to stay out of the ER!
Christine: What types of writing do you do?
Carrie: I like to write different types especially micro-poetry, short stories, screenplays, and web novels.
Christine: Are you solely a writer or do you have multiple occupations?
Carrie: One day I’d love to be able to stay home and write on a full-time basis; in the meantime, I work in the banking industry as a Loan Servicing Specialist so my husband can complete his Engineering degree.
Christine: What do you like to read?
Carrie: I enjoy reading apocalyptic types of books that have elements of fantasy in them (books written by Terry Brooks for example).
Christine: What genre do you write, and why?
Carrie: I tend to write cross-genre. My favorite is blending Fantasy with Horror while sprinkling in a bit of Science Fiction. I primarily do this because I don’t like being confined to one genre.
Christine: Where can we find your published writing?
Christine: What seems to be the recurring theme(s) in your writing?
Carrie: Death and hopelessness as well as hope and faith. I like to include most if not all of these in my stories. No matter how bleak things get, if you just hang on, there is an end to this darkness and misery. The light is just around the next corner.
Christine: Where can we find you on the Web?
Thanks so much for interviewing on my blog today, Carrie. Good luck with your writing and your writing career.