Blake’s Folly Romance with J. Arlene Culiner
What were you before you
became an author? Did this influence your choices as a writer?
I was—and still am—a social-critical artist and
photographer. Some years ago, I had a photographic show in Canada, and the
curator asked what my next project was. I told her that I would be tracing
19th-century Romanian immigration, and she said, “That’s not a photo idea. It’s
a book.” I realized she was right, and that’s what finally convinced me to take
my writing seriously.
Are you genre specific or
general? I don’t mean major genres but subdivisions or romance, mystery or
I never know what I’m going to want to write.
Lately, I’ve been writing contemporary romance as well as non-fiction, but I’ve
written mysteries, too.
What is your latest
A recent release was A Room in Blake’s Folly, the first book in my series, Romance in
Blake’s Folly, but the second book, All
About Charming Alice is being released on April 3, and the third book, Desert Rose, will be out on May 3.
What are you working on
Whoa! That makes three books in a short time,
plus I’m waiting to hear from a publisher about a non-fiction travel/history
book that I just finished. Now, all I need is breathing space and a holiday
away from my computer.
5. Do your reading choices influence your choice
of a writing career?
Yes and no. I tend to read non-fiction, and some
of my books are also non-fiction. But it’s more my lifestyle choices that have
made me into a writer;
can we find you?
can be found here: https://linktr.ee/j.arleneculiner