My special guest today is Author Catherine Castle. Please join me in welcoming her to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. Here are her answers to a few of our nosiest questions!
Q1: If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?
The heroine, of course, because she has a HEA. But I don’t need to become her since I have my own HEA with my high school sweetheart.
Q2: What was your biggest challenge in writing your current release?
When it was finished, it was too short. So, I had to go back and add stuff in. Not my favorite thing to do. I like to edit as I go.
Q3: When did you know you were destined to be a writer?
I’ve always written: poems, short stories, even a teen romance with my favorite TV star as the hero and me the heroine, complete with blueprints of the house we lived HEA in Hollywood, CA. I loved doing those research essay papers in school that most kids grumbled about. But I wanted to be a singer. Becoming a writer as a career didn’t even appear on my radar as a real possibility until I started working as a freelancer for the local newspaper. After 10 years of non-fiction freelancing, then writing plays with my husband, the move to fiction writer just seemed like a natural progression.
Speed Round (just to get to know you better – please keep answers short):
- Coffee, tea, or other? Coffee and tea
- Music preference? Country, gospel, and 50s-60s rock and roll
- Favorite movie? The Lake House
- Dog, cat, or other? I’m not an animal person.
- Favorite author? Tolkien
- Favorite actor/actress? Actor Robert Redford, actresses (gotta have these two) Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock
- Favorite television show (past or present)? Currently NCIS and Sherlock
The Scoop on Catherine’s New Book
Beverly Walters is dying, and before she goes she has one wish—to find a groom for her daughter. To get the deed done, Mama enlists the dating service of Jack Somerset, Allison’s former boyfriend.
The last thing corporate-climbing Allison wants is a husband. Furious with Mama’s meddling, and a bit more interested in Jack than she wants to admit, Allison agrees to the scheme as long as Mama promises to search for a cure for her terminal illness.
A cross-country trip from Nevada to Ohio ensues, with a string of disastrous dates along the way, as the trio hunts for treatment and A Groom For Mama.
A Bit More About the Author
Multi-award-winning author Catherine Castle has been writing all her life. Before beginning her career as a romance writer she worked part-time as a freelance writer. She has over 600 articles and photographs to her credit, under her real name, in the Christian and secular market. Besides writing, Catherine loves traveling with her husband, singing, and attending theatre. In the winter she loves to quilt and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place to be is in her garden. She’s passionate about gardening and even won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club.
Her debut inspiration romantic suspense, The Nun and the Narc, from Soul Mate Publishing was an ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2014 EPIC finalist, and the winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award and the 2014 RONE Award. Her most recent release, A Groom for Mama, is a sweet romantic comedy from Soul Mate Publishing. Both books are available on Amazon.
You just know when there’s a loving mother involved everything is going to work out … not always as planned … but the end result will be exactly what you wanted. A Groom for Mama by Catherine Castle is no exception.
I fell in love with all the characters in the book, but felt especially close to Mama. This book is filled with a lot of love and heartfelt emotion. Beautifully written, it tugged on every one of my heartstrings and tickled my funny bone at the same time.
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Catherine today. I look forward to having her back again soon.