Interview with Cate Faircloth, author of Wilde About Alec

19 Jul 2018

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I read a lot of books growing up and especially when I was younger in grade school, so the stories I read made me start to imagine my own, and I just started writing from them. A few of my teachers noticed and encouraged me to keep doing it, so my inspiration would probably have to be all the people who believed in me.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

A Wrinkle in Time, Sense and Sensibility, The Hours, Wit, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Michael Cunningham. Where he found the inspiration to write The Hours, and how he was able to create such a complex and intricate story line.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The fact that I can make up the rules and choose not to follow them [except grammar rules]

What is a typical day like for you?

It depends on the time of year–now I wake up around eleven for summer classes until five and then write the rest of the night, during the semester I have to be a little more strict with my schedule. But my day always ends with writing at least something.

What scene in Wilde About Alec was your favorite to write?

I liked writing any scenes with the whole family and all the brothers, because I have a big family and when I’m away at school I miss them a lot.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

“The revolution will not be televised.” -Gil Scott Heron

Cate Faircloth is the author of the new book Wilde About Alec

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