Today I am super excited to welcome author Cathy Maxwell to RFTC. I absolutely adore Cathy's books and I am beyond excited to have her here today. Cathy is celebrating the release of her newest book The Scottish Witch and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please everyone give Cathy a warm welcome.
Born in Olathe, Kansas, Cathy Maxwell’s family roots go back to the Mayflower and the Revolutionary War. She has long called Virginia home, noting she is “a Virginian by choice, but a Kansan by nature.” She worked in television news as a broadcaster before spending six years in the Navy. She attended Air Force intelligence school, worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence.
Cathy began her writing career in 1991 while her children were still small. “It wasn’t easy,” she says. “I worked full time, my husband travelled, we had three kids, I volunteered and I was writing from four until seven every morning.” Now, twenty years later, she is the author of seventeen national bestsellers and her novels appear regularly on The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. A rarity in the book world, Cathy has published every one of her novels with the same publisher, Harper Collins/Avon Books.
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A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.
On a moonlit night, Harry Chattan bears his soul to a woman he believes is the witch who can save his brother. Hearing his confession, Portia realizes her witch masquerade might not have been a good idea--and it isn't...because there is always a reckoning when Fate has chosen Lovers.
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Arguments! I love a good argument, especially when I know the characters. I believe in every great relationship we must have at leaset one good, toe to toe so we know where each other stands. And when an argument like that happens in a book, the couple take their relationship to a new level, and that is when interesting things happen.
If you could have dinner with any three authors (alive or dead), who would you choose and why?
I did that already. A decade ago, I took a trip to England to meet authors. The trip was sponsored by RT magazine. I met Anne Perry, Dame Barbara Cartland, and Jude Devearaux. Dame Barbara was beyond anything you could imagine. She was in her 90's and dictated 5,000 words a day. She was fully engaged in life.
I'm now in a position that I get to wine, dine, and laugh with the best authors on our genre. As I'm writing this, I'm a house guest of the brilliant Lorraine Heath and will be spending the afternoon with Kerrlyn Sparks, Sarah Maclean and a host of others. Lucky, lucky me!
What are you favorite types of stories to read?
I like suspense, whether the suspense is from a romantic relationship or solving a murder. And if the book contains both, I'm in heaven.
Last question, are you working on anything right now?
I'm working on a new series set in Scotland. The series is titled THE BRIDES OF WISHMORE and will start with book tentatively titled THE BRIDE SAID NO. It will be followed by THE BRIDE SAID MAYBE and finally, THE GROOM SAID YES. I just returned from a research trip in Aberfeldy a couple of weeks ago and my imagination is charged!
I enjoyed the interview, Danielle. Thank you!
“If love means death . . . is it worth the price?”
Portia Maclean believes she is beyond love and marriage. Then one moonlit night, while attempting a daring masquerade in a desperate bid to protect her family, she finds herself swept off her feet by a powerful stranger. But what will he do once he discovers she has betrayed him?
Harry Chattan is fighting for his family. For two hundred years the Chattan men have been destroyed by love . . . and now he’s come to Scotland on the hunt for a witch to break the curse. Instead he finds himself bewitched by Portia. Harry has vowed to fight the demons that torture him.
But will that battle destroy her as well?
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