Interview: C H Clepitt

C H Clepitt has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of the West of England. As their Bachelor’s Degree was in Drama, and their Master’s Dissertation focused on little known 18th Century playwright Susannah Centlivre, Clepitt’s novels are extremely dialogue driven, and it has often been observed that they would translate well to the screen.

Your third book Wolf Killer (Magic Mirror Book 3), comes out on September 26th 2021. What was the inspiration for the story?
A while ago on Twitter I saw someone post that they wished there was a lesbian version of Beauty and the Beast, and I thought that was something I could certainly create, and so The Magic Mirror Collection was born. It is a series of Fairy Tale retellings, set at different points throughout history. Book 1, Eye of the Beholder is Beauty and the Beast set in 1930s France, Book 2, A Poison Apple (Magic Mirror Book 2) is Snow White set during WW2, and this 3rd book, Wolf Killer is Red Riding Hood set in 1980s USA. I hope they bring a unique take to some classic stories.

What character out of all your books is the closest to your personality?
That’s a hard one! I think all of my characters will have parts of my personality, but also they are very much themselves! Probably Andi from My Dream Woman: Book One In the Guild Of Dream Warriors Series is most like me as she tries really hard to always do the right thing but often gets caught up in her own head.

Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven’t yet?
I would love to be able to write a mystery, but my books always go off on tangents from where I plan them, so I’d neve know who dunnit!

Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one? If not, then which one is closest to your heart?
I don’t have a favourite, necessarily, but I am most proud of The Book of Abisan as I wrote it when I was going through a particularly difficult time and it still reads pretty well almost 10 years later! Also the audio book is pretty darn good!

Who is your perfect heroine? And why? 
You mean like one who already exists? I don’t know that anyone is perfect, I mean, even Mary Poppins is only “practically perfect”, after all… But I think if someone tries to do the right thing, and always has the best intentions no matter the outcome then they are heroic.

Blurb for Wolf Killer (Magic Mirror Book 3)

“Honey, it’s the ’80s. You need to find yourself a woman who can hold your hand in public, not one who calls you her ‘friend’ and keeps you away from her boss. You don’t need that kinda heartache. You think it’ll be OK, but it won’t, trust me. It starts to eat away at you.”
FBI Agent Clara Hunter might not be girlfriend material, but as Red soon discovers, if you have a serial killer on your heels she is just the woman you want in your life!
Book 3 of the Magic Mirror collection takes Red Riding Hood, and tells it in a way only C H Clepitt can!

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