I’m a former Southern California girl who came to the east coast for college, but fell in love and never left. I’m in my early thirties and have been married to the love of my life for five years. I hate housework with a passion, love flip flops, laying the sun and reading a good book that’s not my own.
I love the process of writing a novel, but when it comes to marketing my novels, I’m completely lost. I’ve done a few interviews and had some promotion on Twitter, but I’m still struggling with my book sales, so when I saw that JMKelley wanted people to interview on her blog, I jumped at it. I wanted to because if it wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t have a publishing contract. I talked to her a lot before I sent my novel off and she gave me encouragement to submit to Lazy Day.
Give us some details about the work you’re promoting. Blurb, images, fond rambling about your characters are all allowed.
I began writing Catching You as another attempt at winning NaNowrimo, an annual (November) novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. I’d been participating for two years and couldn’t wait to get started. I wanted to write something different from my previous novels and I decided to write a mystery. When I started writing, I didn’t know where it was going, but I just kept typing hoping to figure it out as I went. Now, many rewrites later, the novel is out in the world and I’m very proud of the final product.
Book Description :
This was supposed to be the best summer of Lauren’s life. It turns out to be the worst.
After Lauren wakes up in the hospital and learns that her boyfriend Ryan has died, her life slowly begins to unravel. She soon begins receiving mysterious text messages that make her wonder if his death was even an accident like everyone is saying. She finds herself leaning on Nick, her boyfriend’s best friend, for support. He tells her tidbits about Ryan’s life that make her wonder if she even knew her own boyfriend at all. Now, she’s even more determined to learn the truth about Ryan’s death and she wonders who she’s able to trust. She starts confiding in her best friend, Bryn, until she remembers something about the accident that makes her wonder if she’s trusted the wrong person the entire time. She’s determined to get justice for Ryan, but can she do it without losing her best friends?
My second book, Stealing Cynderella, a new adult novel is being released next February from Lazy Day Publishing.
Something most people don’t know about you?
I’m in my thirties and don’t drive. And, no I’m not an new Yorker, lol. I’ve taken the driver’s test more times than I can count, but I still can’t parallel park a car, so I fail every time! Who needs to parallel park when we now have cars that do it for us?
Without giving too much away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in your book?
I liked writing the ending the best. I’d originally had a different ending, but then one morning I was sitting out on the porch with the laptop and it just hit me. After I wrote, I was even surprised at who the killer was. I hadn’t planned it that way, it just wrote itself.
High school: Your glory days or a hell you couldn't escape fast enough?
I was a social butterfly in high school. I spent Friday nights at football games and went to every single dance, but I wouldn't go back for a million dollars! Although, I do cherish the friendships that I made in those four years, so high school wasn't all bad.
What’s your personal motivational mantra?
I found this advice on Lauren Barnholdt’s blog,, author of Right of Way and I've lived by it ever since...” Keep working, keep writing, keep believing”
Do you prefer to read in ebook format or traditional print?
I got a Kindle Touch for my birthday two years ago and although, I love it, there is just something about holding a paper or hardback in my hand that just feels right. I don’t have to worry about ruining the book if I spill something on it like I would a Kindle. I have one rule while reading with my Kindle… NO EATING!!! I’m currently reading Laurell K. Hamilton’s The Harlequin in paperback, but intend to pick up my Kindle when I’m done and give it a work out.
Where can we find you and your book online?
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/catching-you-katie-gallagher/1113750350?ean=2940015936469
Lazy Day: http://www.lazydaypub.com/store/Catching-You.html