Interview: Carole Eglash-Kosoff

Carole Eglash-Kosoff has visited more than seventy countries and is an avid student of history. She researched the decades preceding and following the Civil War for nearly three years, including time in Louisiana, the setting for Winds of Change and her earlier novel, When Stars Align.

Enjoy this interview.

Tell us about your latest book.  What do you hope readers take away from it?

Winds of Change is a multi-layered, multi-racial story set against little known events of the last decades of the 19th century and the early ones of the 20th…decades of electric lights, automobiles, airplanes, movies and two major wars.

Share some of your writing goals.  What’s next for you? 

To tell interesting stories.  My next book is non-fiction dramatizing little known events throughout American history.

What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read?

There have been too many to mention.  Right now I’m captivated with Gabriel Garcia Marques’ One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Favorite authors?  

Tuchman, Manchester, Jasper Forte

Book you’re currently reading? 

Just read The White Tiger and Cleopatra

Do you believe in writer’s block? If so, how did you get past it? If not, why not? 

Definitely exists.  I walk away and move to a non-writing project until my thoughts help clarify the direction.

In your opinion, what’s the measure of a successful writer? 

Satisfaction with your own product.

Where can we learn more about you? 

My website.

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