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Author Interview with Clarissa Gosling

Welcome back to the Dungeon. I hope everyone is having a good day. Today we are sitting down with Clarissa Gosling. She is one of our eleven authors in our DRACOS: Fantasy Dragon Tales box set. We are going to dive into her life, writing style, and information about her book in the set. Hope you enjoy the read.

Please take this time to introduce yourself.
Hi, I’m Clarissa. I’m a British ex-pat with two children and five rabbits. I write stories that explore purpose and belonging across worlds.You can find out more about me on my website or Instagram
Tell us about your geographic area that you live in. You don’t have to be specific.
I live in the Netherlands. It is very flat here, which is great for cycling, but not so good for views.
What type of author are you? Do you write like a planner or pantser?
I am a planner. I have tried pantsing, but really struggled when I didn’t know where the story was going. My characters kept going for a cup of tea while I worked out what would happen next.
What genres do you write about? What genre is your story in the Anthology: Dracos?
I write YA fantasy, though I have two non fiction books and a collection of short stories across multiple genres published. Secondary world fantasy is my true love though, even if I flirt with others on occasion.
Do you have a special hobby you do outside of being an author? What is it?
I play the clarinet in a wind band, and I bake. I recently started collecting Bundt tins, so love experimenting with different types of cake. They feature on my Instagram for anyone interested in seeing them!
Tell us about your book featured in the Anthology: Dracos.
Dragon Valley is a short story about expectations and learning to work together.
Who are your main characters? What is their purpose in the story?
Birgth, Vincenc and Artur are half-dragon siblings, but they’ve been brought up apart and only just met. This story develops their relationship as they learn more about each other.
What is your favorite scene in your book?
I love the ending, when one of the characters realises what they thought they were struggling against was not actually the problem.
What do you have in store for this book? Do you plan to create a series around it?
This story is related to my series, Dragons of Kaitsud. In fact it happens about halfway through the first book, Dragon Shift.
What do you plan to release next? (Provide Link if available)
The final book in this series, Dragon Queen, will publish at the end of October

Clarissa Gosling

Clarissa has always lived more in the world of daydream and fiction than in reality. In her writing she explores purpose and belonging across worlds. Having never found her own portal to faeryland, she is resigned to writing about fantastical worlds instead.

She now lives in the Netherlands with her family, where she writes as much as they will let her. When not reading or writing, she drinks too much tea and has a burgeoning obsession with Bundt cakes.

Clarissa is the author of the “Dragons of Kaitstud” and “Lost Princess of Starlight” YA fantasy series, and the “Expat Life” series of non-fiction guides for families moving, and living, abroad.

She is an admin for the 365 Writing Challenge, an international writing support group that supports writers to build the habit of writing. And she is one of the co-hosts of the Reading Queens podcast, which discusses mainly young adult fantasy books and their major tropes.

Thank you for reading Clarissa’s interview. We hope you got to know her a little bit and will like to get to know her more by reading her story within our set. Make sure to grab DRACOS: Fantasy Dragon Tales before it’s gone. It is 99¢ on its pre-order period.


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