Clare Fletcher was born and raised in regional Queensland, Australia. Her debut novel, romantic comedy Five Bush Weddings, was published in 2022, and today we're discussing the follow-up, Love Match. Clare also co-hosts That Rom Com Pod with fellow author (and previous Better Words guest) Karina May.
Our interview begins at 00:28
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Mini book club: Straight Expectations by Calum McSwiggan
After a huge fight with his friends, Max wishes for an 'easy' life like straight kids enjoy. But he gets way more than he bargained for – waking up to find he's straight and suddenly without best friend Dean.
We loved the way this book explores male friendships and the way Max learned so much about himself in the parallel world. A fun and quick queer read.
In this interview, we chat about:
Writing an 'extended love letter' to the small town Clare grew up in – even when she chose to leave
How Love Match developed out of the characters in Clare's debut and the alchemy of writing and ideas