Leodegraunce: Cath, please tell Leodegraunce readers a bit about your background.
Cath Barton: I’m a writer, photographer and singer. I’m English, but for the past six and a half years I’ve been living in Abergavenny, a lovely little town in South Wales. I find it a very friendly and inspiring part of the world.
Leodegraunce: How long have you written flash fiction and what drew you to the genre?
Cath Barton: I started writing flash fiction just over two years ago. I was inspired by a friend who’d had a couple of 100-word stories published. I’m a member of a local writing group, and we all gave ourselves the challenge of writing stories of this length.
Leodegraunce: What are some of your recent works?
Cath Barton: Recently I’ve had a vignette called “I Want to go to Russia” published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and I recorded myself reading my story “On the Edge of the Sea Ice” for the online audio magazine 4’ 33”
Leodegraunce: What are some of your writing plans for 2012?
Cath Barton: To write more and better stories, and to keep challenging myself to step outside my comfort zone.
Leodegraunce: What is your top writing tip for aspiring authors?
Cath Barton: Believe in yourself, but never be satisfied with your first draft.