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Tierney James, Author

Lipstick & Danger

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized
Meet
Cathrina Constantine today who is getting ready to launch her new novel, Don’t Forget to Breathe. She lives in
Western New York with her husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and
two cats. When not with her family or stationed at the computer writing, you can find her walking in the backwoods with her dogs, conjuring up a new tale.  


Welcome,
Cathrina! I’m excited for new readers to meet you and find out more about your
work. First let’s talk about your newest release. I’m going to insert a blurb
here so everyone can get a taste of what to expect.

Sixteen-year-old
Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that
the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed
from behind and then everything fades to black.

After
a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are
getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they
seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When
Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty
ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer.
Will
Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her
mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?

I’m
already intrigued, Cathrina. How did your formulate this story in your head?
Was it while you were walking in the woods one day?

Truthfully, I get many ideas while
walking in the woods. The eerie sounds of tree limbs scraping together. The
cawing of a flock of crows taking flight. Deer leaping in the distance. And
I’ve written these scenes in a few of my books.
The actual village in my book of Don’t
Forget to Breathe
is based on my small hometown. The railroad tracks
and graveyard are exactly how I remember them.
How
much time do you spend writing and researching before you begin the task of
writing?

Actually, I’m a little unorthodox when
it comes to writing. I don’t have a clue where I’m going with my story. I get a
tiny spark of an idea and run with it. It’s like driving at night with the
headlights on; I can only see a short distance in front of me. I get plenty of
roadblocks and hit  potholes, that’s when
I need to take a break. 
Cathrina ConstantineCan
you talk about your target audience and why you chose them?
I love to read all types of genres. But
I like to write YA that also appeals to Adults. I guess I’m still young at
heart. 
How
does writing play into a busy family like yours? Do you set aside time each day
to write or do you just have to crave out time for the art of writing
?

I’m lucky not to have a full-time job at
the moment. However, I’m now taking care of my first grandchild and life seems
to have come full circle. I like to write first thing in the morning or, when I
can’t sleep, in the middle of the night. Actually, I get more writing done
around 3 am, but then morning are a little rough.
I can’t write when my husband is around.
He’s a terrible disturbance, and doesn’t like to see me glued to the computer.
So, now, I do carve out time to write while the baby is napping.

I do research while I’m writing.

Some
writers have little quirks they do to settle down and write. I have to make my
bed or I’m wasted. Other writers have to wear a hat, have their dog next to
them or brew a hot cup of tea. What makes you focus?

I never thought of that, but I do like
to have a cup of tea sitting next to me when I write. And I love when my dog
curls up on my feet.
Do
you play music while you write? If so what kinds do you use?

Never. I tried. I love music, but it
takes me to another place other than my writing. I need complete quiet to delve
to hear my characters speak.
When
did you get the itch to write? And why do you?

I dabbled in writing as a young girl and
as a teenager, then life got in the way. Now that my 5 children are grown, I’ve found time for myself. Years ago, a story popped into my head: A paranormal thriller with a religious undertone for young adults and adults. I’ve always
been fascinated with supernatural happenings. And that’s how Wickedly They Come
and Wickedly They Dream came into being.
     A Touch of Winter
Tell readers how they can reach you and purchase your books. 
TSU:
https://www.tsu.co/cathrina
Wickedly They Come: Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Wickedly-They-Come-ebook/dp/B00EP5MGDA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383350151&sr=8-1&keywords=wickedly+they+come
Wickedly They Dream: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wickedly-They-Dream-Cathrina-Constantine-ebook/dp/B00OJS3STO/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1A3KG2A5NAS0BWKGVQXG
Tallas: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tallas-Cathrina-Constantine-ebook/dp/B00I6MSCS6/ref=pd_sim_kstore_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1EKZ48XS5159HWHQT07G
Don’t Forget to Breathe: Amazon:

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  1. Comment by Shirley
    February 9, 2015 12:43 am

    I was so excited to see that Tierney had you on her blog. I LOVE the title of your book. Put it on my TBR list, but now I'll just have to go buy it. That is one catchy title. Good luck from another soon to be BOB author. Curious to know how you market your books.

    • Comment by Cathrina Constantine
      February 9, 2015 1:26 am

      Hello, Shirley. YAY another BOB author! Thank you for your comment. To tell you the truth, I dislike self-promotion with a passion, but it must be done. And sometime all the hard work doesn't end up with sales. Needless to say, like any business I'm finding you need to spend a little money to make a little money. If you have an Author's FB account, you can boost your ads and yourself, giving you exposure. Also join as many book sites as possible to promote your book. And search online for book advertising, but that does cost money. Let me know when your book comes out. I'd like to help.

  2. Comment by LKF
    February 9, 2015 12:54 am

    I'm already a fan. This book sounds great and enjoyed learning a little about you. Thanks for sharing. I am definitely going to buy this one. It sounds like a great read. Lynda

    • Comment by Cathrina Constantine
      February 9, 2015 1:27 am

      Hi, Lynda. How are you? You have some great books available. Thank you for the nice comment. If you do read it, let me know what you think.

  3. Comment by Cathrina Constantine
    February 9, 2015 1:28 am

    Tierney, thank you for hosting me on your blog. It looks absolutely wonderful. I truly appreciate the support!

  4. Comment by Tierney James
    February 11, 2015 12:58 pm

    You are very welcome. Looks like you have a nice fan base. Can't wait to read it.


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