Sunday Surprise

And it’s a guest! I met her last summer in Edinburgh and was delighted to see she has translated some of her titles in English! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome C.C. Mahon!

Where do you live and write from?

I live in France, in Fontainebleau forest, which is 35 miles south-west of Paris.

Why do you write?

When I was younger, books saved my life. They were a haven from life. Now I want to create such

a haven for other people who might need it. And I can work in my PJ!

When did you start writing?

Like a lot of writers, I started young and wrote throughout school. Then I stopped because it wasn’t

deemed « serious » or « productive.» I’m happy to report that I stopped being serious and found

(again) the joy of writing a few years ago.

What genre(s) do you write?

I write urban fantasy and supernatural thrillers.

What does your writing routine consist of?

I sit in a chair or sofa with my laptop. My two dogs lie down near me, then the cat sits on my


What do you feel are your strengths as a writer? How have you developed these qualities?

I can describe people and settings with few words. I write short because I’m impatient, but at the

same time, I want to give a few elements of description. I think readers like those short descriptions

that let them imagine a lot.

Where do you find your inspiration? Do you put yourself in your stories?

I hunt for inspiration, run after it, and clobber it. I try to not put myself in my stories, because this is

not about me, but about the readers.

Outliner or improviser? Fast or slow writer?

I outline but will deviate from the plan while writing.

I write reasonably fast, at 5k words/day.

Tell us about your latest book (add link if published)

My latest books in English are translations from my french best-selling series, « Club 66 ».

The action is set in Las Vegas, where a young woman—Erica—came to escape her past. After

changing her name, she opens a night-club for supernatural beings. All is well until Erica’s barmaid

is killed, and Erica has to find her courage to protect her team, and her new life.

The series is on Amazon:

Indie publishing or traditional publishing – and why?

I worked for years as a translator for trad pub, and do not want to go back there. I am 100% indie, and very happy.

Any other projects in the pipeline?

I’m translating the 4th book in my Club 66 series and writing a stand-alone in French before writing the 6th and 7th Club 66 books (in French, then in English).

What is your goal as a writer and what are you doing to achieve it?

I want to have happy readers who tell their friends about my books.

What is the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever been given?

« Finish what you’re writing. »

You can’t do anything with unfinished novels, and you learn so much by finishing a project.

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  1. Good point, as an amateur writer, I struggle to finish stuff!


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