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.