Interview: Ruth Hull Chatlien, Author of ‘The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte’

Nicole Weaver, an award-winning children’s author, was gracious enough to do an interview with me this weekend. You can read it here.

Melange of Cultures

I have a lot of respect for authors who can write historical fiction. It takes a tremendous amount of research to write in that genre. Ruth Chatlien has written a compelling story that won gold in the Readers’ Favorite International Award Contest. I am beyond happy she accepted my request for an interview.Ambitious_Mme_Bonaparte_cover

Can you tell me about yourself?

I’m a native of northern Illinois who has worked in educational publishing as both a writer and editor for 25 years. I’ve also published several short stories and poems in literary magazines. My husband is a writer too; in fact we met in a writers’ critique group. We were critics of each other’s work for three years before we ever starting dating. Having this vocation in common really helps us to support each other. I’m also a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in December 2013 – the same month that my…

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4 responses to “Interview: Ruth Hull Chatlien, Author of ‘The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte’

  1. Great interview!

    Your high school novel sounds interesting, maybe it could be something to play with/revisit between projects? 😉

  2. georgiecat

    Read the interview and am looking forward to reading your next novel.

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