Unbosoming: Carla Neggers

Carla NeggersTo "unbosom" is to, per Merriam-Webster, "disclose thoughts or feelings of oneself." And because we can never know enough about the authors who write our very favorite books, we created our Unbosoming questionnaire to find out more, more, more! Today Carla Neggers whose RT Top Pick! The River House is out next week, submitted to our whims. 

What was the first book you read that meant something to you?

The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart. I happened on it in the library as a kid, and when I read it, I knew I wanted to be a writer.

What book do you wish you could live in?

I just finished A Country Diary: The Year in Kerry by Patrick O’Sullivan and enjoyed “living in” his descriptions of Irish scenery.

What book do you fangirl hardest over?

Jon Land’s Caitlin Strong Texas Ranger series is great fun. She’s a truly kick-ass heroine.

What trope most mirrors your life?

“It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Ah, yes…

What book has been in your TBR pile the longest?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I was late buying it and can’t wait to read it. I always have a TBR pile, but I try not to keep books in it for years.

If we pulled up next to you at a stoplight, what song would you be shamelessly singing?

“Flannigan’s Ball” by Dropkick Murphys. I’m a runner, and it’s my favorite song when I need a boost on a long run.

If your ghost haunted a place, where would it be?

A ruin on the southwest Irish coast.

Who do you want to hug right now?

My grandchildren. Goes without saying! I have three, ages eight, five and two.

What do you do when you're feeling discouraged?

Book a trip, go for a run, get out the Redbreast 21 – sometimes all of the above!

If you could only vacation at one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

Ireland. We love it, and it’s easy to get to other places from there if we want to do side trips.

What's your favorite thing to do with your spare time?

Hang out with my family. My daughter and I are running our third half-marathon together!

What's the last book that you bought?

I just ordered Stella Cameron’s latest Alex Duggins mystery novel set in the English Cotswolds.

What's your favorite fandom?

Just binged-watched Vera. Love her! Strong, smart, doesn’t mince words and a fascinating English setting. Hope she’s back for another season.

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