I have been nominated by Lorraine Reguly to participate in the Writing Blog Hop. Now, I actually did this one a couple of months ago over on my Catherine Green Author blog, so today I share it over here (with a few changes as time has passed). This is your chance to take a peek into the world of Catherine the Author…
1. What am I working on now?
Technically I am not working on anything specific. My time is currently taken up with two young children, a dog and a few domestic distractions. I have dabbled in several stories during previous months, and now I have the urge to focus on book 4 in the Redcliffe series. It follows the adventures of Jessica Stone and her supernatural friends in Cornwall, as Jessica struggles to control her metaphysical animal familiar who wants control of the werewolf pack belonging to her vampire lover’s twin brother…
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My work is set in the UK, which to my knowledge is rare for popular vampire/werewolf/witch stories. I mean, yes there is the ultimate classic novel by Bram Stoker, and yes I know Darren Shan writes about vampires, but I haven’t found any writers in the shops that offer adult paranormal stories in everyday situations. My characters could be your local shop owners, the landlord of your local pub, even your local police detective or hospital nurse…
3. Why do I write what I do?
I have to! The stories came to me as a child, although they have evolved and matured over time along with me. I always have something whizzing round my head that is desperate to be expressed. My stories must be told!
4. How does my writing process work?
I am what is currently called a ‘pantser’ in the writing world. That means I write by the seat of my pants! I did try structuring my first novel Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel), but after that I just allowed the words to flow, and then I worried about editing and tidying afterwards. It is so exciting to read something back and realise that it is bloody good!
I met Lorraine recently in the wonderful world of online writer forums (and probably through Twitter), and she seems quite an inspirational character in her own right. I look forward to reading her book, Risky Issues.
And now time to pay it forward. I nominate Dan Weatherer and Lucy Pireel to take up the challenge. Both authors are local to me, and both write about supernatural, paranormal and often gruesome subjects. Take it away my friends!