Okay, I am officially humbled. And in seventh heaven.
One of my all time favorite authors agreed to come on board this week at IndianaWonderer — Katherine Center!!
I first discovered Katherine’s books when my sister-in-law Amanda presented me with The Bright Side of Disaster several years back as a birthday gift. It was the kind of book where you’re sad to reach the end because you enjoyed the story so much. The remedy? Run out and buy everything else available from that author! 🙂 I had her other two books gobbled up in rapid succession, so you can only imagine how thrilled I was to hear that Katherine was releasing a new novel this summer!
- Name (or pen name): Katherine Center
- State (or country) you call home: TEXAS!
- Genre(s) you write: Women’s Fiction
- Most recent release title: The Lost Husband (Ballantine Books, May 7, 2013)
Three years after Libby’s husband dies in an accident, she still hasn’t bounced back—until a letter arrives from her famously crazy aunt Jean with an offer of rescue. Sight unseen, Libby moves with her kids to the country, where she makes friends, confronts ghosts, and unearths secrets. It’s a leap of faith that challenges everything she believes about the good life, but she may actually have found the place to bring her little family—and herself—back to life.
- Of your most recent storyline, pick one character to which you can relate. Tell us who they are and why you can relate to them:
The person I relate to most in The Lost Husband is the main character, Libby. She’s not me, but she’s a lot like me—or at least, she’s somebody I could see myself being friends with. She’s flawed, but she tries like heck, anyway—and I love that about her.
- Favorite hobby:
I like to read. And sew. And make collages. And mess around in the garden. And mentally redecorate my living room. And sing along to the radio. And they all take turns being my favorite, depending on the day!
- If you were having movie night, would you stay in or hit the theater? Who would you want with you, and which movie would you like to see?:
These are so tough! I’d EITHER want to go to the theater on a date night with my husband—because that always feels so thrilling, to get out on a date—in which case the movie doesn’t matter, because: OMG! We’re on a date! OR, I’d love to do a Ladies’ Nite with my sisters and girlfriends, all piled up on somebody’s sofa. We had a bunch of Downton Abbey parties that were pretty great. We ate English Toffee and wore hats. OR, possibly, a family night at home where we show our kids a movie we loved when we were kids. Like the Princess Bride. Or Grease.
- Name a book you had trouble putting down before you read THE END?:
So many! That’s my favorite kind of book to read. I am always looking for page-turners. I just read Georgette Heyer’s The Grand Sophy and had a great time, and The Hunger Games kept me up until 5 in the morning not that long ago.
- Give us one of your favorite motivational/inspirational quotes:
“The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.” –Anne Lamott
Thank you again, Katherine, for stopping by in the midst of your summer release and sharing with us!