Welcome to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.
This week I have C H Clepitt and one thing I’ve learned doing this post with her is that she has a wonderful sense of humour so I really hope you enjoy this post because it’s been wonderful putting it together!
I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
The first book I remember reading and really enjoying was 101 Dalmatians. It taught me from an early age that the film is never as good as the book, too!
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
Jill by Rose Montague. I have read Jade and Jane and really want to see how the trilogy pans out!
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. It was so tense it almost drove me mad, I couldn’t put it down!
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
Eeek! You mean published last year? Now I have to go and look at publication dates! Hold on…. OK, so I would not release my signed copy of The Baron Moruna by Samuel Z Jones, the others I haven’t read yet, so won’t be letting them go until I have! We have The Muse by Jessie Burton, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg. What? That’s only four you say? Well, clearly I would also never release I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse by C H Clepitt…
What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
Well, the most recent physical book I have released is I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse, which someone described as “Bridget Jones meets Zombies”, but on Kindle a Vampire short called “Lineage: A Beginning” has literally just sneaked out onto Amazon….
Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
I am proud of all of my books, but particularly The Book of Abisan, which has been described as a “feminist fantasy”, which I’m more that OK with.
Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters. It is possibly one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever read. She has a knack for creating compelling storylines that you just cannot stop reading. Also, NEVER watch the film of this, it ruined it for me, read the book, the book is better!
Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
I am currently in the process of finishing the artwork for Everything is Better With a Cape, the second part to I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse. It is a superhero spoof, so is part novel, part graphic novel. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so you can imagine how long the art is taking!
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
I can, but not well, so I’ve attached it instead!
C H Clepitt’s Bookshelf
*These may not be all of the author’s publications but are the most recent. Check their links below for full details.
About C H Clepitt
C H Clepitt has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of the West of England. As her Bachelor’s Degree was in Drama, and her Master’s Dissertation focused on little known 18th Century playwright Susannah Centlivre, Clepitt’s novels are extremely dialogue driven, and it has often been observed that they would translate well to the screen.
Since graduating in 2007, she gained experience in community and music journalism, before establishing satirical news website, Newsnibbles in 2010. In 2011 she published her book, A Reason to Stay, which follows the adventures of disillusioned retail manager, Stephen, as he is thrust into village life and the world of AmDram. Clepitt’s feminist fantasy, The Book of Abisan not only crosses worlds, but confuses genres, and has been described as a crime drama with magic. She has often said that she doesn’t like the way that choosing a genre forces you to put your book into a specific little box, and instead she prefers to distort the readers’ expectations and keep them guessing. Her 2016 work, I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse does just that, as just like the characters, the readers won’t know what’s going on in this laugh out loud satirical scifi.
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