Make your Summer Reading SIZZLE with these hot reads from fresh new authors!
This week's featured author is Catherine Banks
Catherine Banks is the author of the Artemis Lupine Series, Little Death Bringer Series, Ciara Steele Novella Series, and the novels Daughter of Lions and Pirate Princess. She began writing fiction stories when she was only four years old and finished her first full length novel at the age of fifteen.
Catherine is a Northern California native and has lived within a twenty mile radius her entire life. She plans to travel to as many places as possible in her thirties to make up for her lack of traveling experience. She is married to her soulmate and best friend, Avery, who blessed her with two amazing children. After her full time job she reads books, plays video games, and watches a lot of anime shows and movies with her family to relax.
The final Summer Splash gives me the opportunity to go one on one with Catherine Banks and ask the questions readers want to know the answers to:
Question: What genre would you say your books fall into?
Answer: YA Fantasy
Question: Are there any trigger warnings and/or explicit content readers should know about?
Answer: There is violence, but it is not overly descriptive or grotesque.
Question: What advice do you have for new writers?
Answer: Write and write often.
Question: Where do you write?
Answer: It varies. At my desk, my table, on the couch while my kids are watching cartoons.
Question: Are your characters real to you? Do you speak to them?
Answer: They are definitely real to me. I don’t tell them where to go, I just write their story as they see fit.
Question: What piece of advice from other authors do you hear the most but choose to ignore?
Answer: Getting an agent. I have enjoyed my experience as a self-published author. One day I might search for an agent and try to publish traditionally, but for now I’m enjoying my experiences.
Question: Which do you prefer Novels or Novellas and why?
Answer: Novels because I enjoy longer stories. I have written a couple novellas and read some amazing ones, but I prefer novels.
Question: Are there any Easter eggs in your book(s)?
Question: What's your favourite food? Have you ever mentioned it in your book(s)?
Answer: Bacon and eggs and yes they are used as a breakfast food in my books.
Question: Do you have a writing Motto?
Answer: “If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.” ~Lord Byron
Question: If you could change the date to any year past or future, what date would you change it to and why?
Answer: If I could come back, I would go to the future to see what happens to our world in the next ten years.
You can reach Catherine Banks at any of the following links.
Website / Facebook / Goodreads
Thank you for your time. Join us next week when we wrap up the Summer Splash Tour!