Romance. I can’t get enough of it! I also love women’s fiction novels and a good historical now and again. I tend to stick to writing romance, with the occasional foray into women’s fiction.
I’ve always enjoyed big whopping books such as Gone With the Wind, and The Winds of War. I read so much that I think all authors probably influenced me in one way or another.
I always enjoyed writing stories, but I didn’t get serious about it until I was in my twenties. At first, I thought I would become a journalist. But the more fiction I wrote, the more I loved it. I showed a manuscript to someone at that time, and she liked it so much that she really encouraged me to pursue publication. Then I knew that it was what I was supposed to be doing.
Read a lot of books about writing and how to get published! At the time before internet, it was very difficult. Once the Internet was born, I had multiple resources at my disposal. I joined writing groups, found critique partners and started attending conferences. Each step brought me closer to publication. When I felt I was ready, I started submitting to agents. Once I landed an agent, it was actually a few years before the first contract came along. It is definitely not an easy road!
I love to read, write, go for long walks with my border collie and spend time gardening. I also volunteer at Bermuda Riding for the Disabled, which is very rewarding. I like to sing and you can often find me on the worship team at church with my hubby on a Sunday morning. We spend a lot of time with friends, and I love visiting family too.
We have yet to visit Italy, so yes, I would love to go there!
I would choose my sister, because we don’t get to each other often and I love spending time with her. Oprah, because I really want to know what makes her tick, and Matthew Mcconaughey, no explanation needed!!
I found this an interesting book. The story is quite challenging as at the time so many were protesting against the war in vietnam and when veterans got back home they were often forgotten and didn't get the help needed. This story deals with the horrors of war and how being in a war zone can change a person. Kristin is a good reporter wanting to follow in her fathers footsteps and Luke is a talented photographer with issues. The books also deals with reentry into so called "Normal" life back stateside and the issues of readjusting where many do not understand what has been happening in Vietnam and don't seem to really care. I found the book informative and really gave an insight into being a war correspondent and how hard readjusting is. Watching Kristin dealing with different issues was interesting and I could feel her pain. A great debut novel and well worth reading. You will gain an insight into this time and what the veterans went through. I was reminded of the show China Beach when I started reading this book. Can't wait to read more books by Cathy.