Inside The Author’s Head: Cat Connor

August 1, 2013

Q1. What is your favorite word?

Yes. I thought about this all the way to school, and while standing the pouring rain doing road patrol duty … and I’m pretty sure my favorite word is yes. Today. Well, maybe this morning? Hmmm, tricky. Really, tough question. I was tempted to say ‘awesome’ or ‘absolutely’ but today feels like a yes day. 🙂

Q2. What is your least favorite word?

Moist – I really don’t like it. Can’t give you a real reason, just hate the way it sounds.

Q3. How has social media helped your career?

It’s enabled me to connect directly with people. I love it. It’s so much fun hearing reader reactions to my work directly and being able to have conversations about aspects of my books. Social media is awesome if (like me) you enjoy the interaction with people (not just readers). I’ve met a lot of wonderful people through twitter – some of whom came to my last book launch, which was fun. It opened up the world in a way that wasn’t possible before – potentially that increases exposure and therefore sales in the long run. It’s also given me another avenue to tap into people who are helpful when it comes to researching. Need to know something specific … ask Twitter, someone will know. 🙂

Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career? 

It can be time consuming. Always being available can be tiring. Also, it’s pretty easy to get caught up tweeting (or whatever) and not actually get any work done … every now and then that can be a good thing though (mini-break).

Q5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I’d kinda like to be an FBI special agent like my main character. I think that’d be awesome. I’d probably last a day or two …

Q6. What profession would you not like to do?

I would not like to be a crime scene and trauma cleaner. Just, no. That’s one hell of a job and I simply don’t think I have the stomach for it!

Q7. What is your favorite curse word? 

Depends on the situation … if I just hit my knee on something (like I did this morning) “Holy shit!” works. If it’s directed at a person … “Fucktard.”

Q8. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Welcome to the party. Tequila is free-flowing at the bar.”

Thanks Cat! To learn more about Cat and her work you need to be going here

Next time: Edward Drake

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