Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Author Spotlight - On Writing & Sisterhood by Sophie Cuffe

On being a sister. I was six years old, smack in the middle of two brothers, when Sadie was born. She immediately became my best friend and, lo these many years later, she still is. She's such a cheerleader! She actually started writing before I did (professionally, that is. Technically I could write before she was born, LOL), and encouraged me to give it a try. We both wrote for God's World Publications for a few years in the 90's before they closed their doors to freelancers. And we've had separate newspaper columns, so it was a natural to put our heads together when we decided to write fiction. It's great having a writing partner who shares your brain, so when she says, "give me a word that means all the same color," and I say, "monochromatic," it's actually the right word. And when I need a slam-bang finish for my column, she's got the perfect ending. She tells me if I have something stuck in my teeth; I tell her when her hair's standing up straight. That's what teamwork and sisterhood is all about. And she lets me have the blue flash drive. It's that good.


  1. June Bryan Belfie7 September 2011 at 07:52

    Enjoyed your brief bio and your interview. Your book sounds like a winner. In fact cheap-o me plans to purchase it as soon as I finish three books I'm reading now.
    Love Maine! blessings, June B.

  2. LOL - My mom and I used to watch White Christmas every year, and when I read this all I could think of was when Bing and Danny Kaye sang "Sisters, Sisters" Great post

  3. Sisters are a blessing. It's fun to hear about the special bond that formed from a common love of writing.

    May God richly bless your endevors~

  4. Sisters ARE a blessing, as JoAnn says, and mine is no different. I miss spending time with her because she's on the other side of the country.

    But there are other - non-blood related - sisters, too. For me, that "share your brain" thing is exactly how I am with Gail. :-D

    Thanks for the sharing. It's nice to see siblings that actually like one another! hehe.


  5. We can tell from all your comments that you all "get" the sisterhood thing, whether by blood or by love. And we appreciate your comments and kind words. We're so blessed to have not just each other, but our sisters here at DBP! Thanks so much!

  6. I love this picture- you two are adorable then and now. Such fun folks and it's obvious you adore wach other. Treasure the specialness!!

  7. I loved learning about how you started writing with your sister! It's so great you two write fiction together. I have 3 sisters but there's a big age difference. They were 21, 19, and 10 when I was born. But I'm fairly close to them considering the age difference.

    Great post, Sophie!

  8. Some how I go the impression you were almost twins, but by the look of your photo there's more than one year between you.
    I'm cherishing my sister at the moment as she isn't well, makes being with one another (even if only in spirit) so much more important doesn't it? Still love your book cover, it's really great.