Saturday, October 8, 2011

Link to Sarah Whitney's Interview with Claire Cook and MWG Conference Sneak Peak

Missouri Writers' Guild Publicity Chair Sarah Whitney has posted an inspiring interview on the MWG Conference Blog with Claire Cook, one of the keynote speakers for the 2012 MWG Conference next April.

Cook is the award-winning author of eight novels. Her second novel Must Love Dogs was made into a movie.  You can read more about Claire on her website.

In Sarah's interview with Claire, we get a sneak peak at what Claire will cover during her conference early arrival seminar titled “Just Write It: Practical Strategies for Starting and Finishing the Book that Only You Can Write.”

Claire also shares a bit about what she will discuss during her Saturday Luncheon Keynote that will address George Eliot’s quote: "It’s never too late to be what you might have been."

Personal Note: In high school, after reading George Eliot's Silas Marner, I decided it was my favorite book. When I wrote a book report and referred to Mr. Eliot's wonderful novel, the nun who taught me English promptly informed me (in red ink on my report) that George Eliot was actually a woman named Mary Anne Evans. So, the quote from Eliot/Evans is not only inspiring, but also intriguing.

Back to Sarah's interview. Sarah's questions and Claire's answers are full of thoughtful information. Hop on over to the MWG Conference blog for a chance to win a signed copy of Claire Cook's latest novel, Best Staged Plans.

Act fast. The last day to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Claire's book is TODAY!


  1. I've won a couple of things lately, so I'm sure I've used up my share of luck, but it's worth a try.


  2. I already read the book, right after it came out, and I really liked it! Claire is such an inspiration and all-around neat gal!

  3. Oh, I just read one of Claire's books...The Wildwater Walking Club! Was great...she has great sense of humor!

  4. Hi Sioux,
    You have had a string of good luck. Hope it continues.

    Hi Becky,
    It does sound like a great book!

    Hi Claudia,
    I will have to check that one out.


  5. That was a great interview! Thanks for sharing, Donna.


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