I was interviewed this week on Life in Russia, a thoughtful and intriguing blog by a fellow ex-pat. I hope you will check out his blog.
Growing up as an expat I have always been interested in other cultures, mores and languages. Comme diraient les Français “Vive la difference.” So it was natural for me to be attracted to literature of this nature and to use such themes in my own writing.
Life in Russia: You grew up in a number of places. What countries have you lived in?
CCM: In chronological order: Greece, Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica and New Zealand. My formative years and by far the longest time was spent in Colombia and Costa Rica.
Life in Russia: Tell us about your book.
CCM: It is set in Colombia during a volatile time (1980’s) and is about a young woman who marries a colombiano. They go to live on his family coffee finca (farm) in an isolated part of the Andes Mts. surrounded by cloud forests – which she loves because she’s…
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