interview with author Lydia Caatt
Q1. Tell me about your self what are your favorite books to read?
A. I am a mother of 5, a cardiac nurse, and writer. I love all things outdoors but enjoy the indoors as well. I love classical music and movies. I love going to plays and operas. I love to read! It's funny because I write fantasy fiction for young adults, but my favorite books to read are regency, Celtic, and western romance.
Q2.when did you decide you decide to write a book?
A. I never really decided I would write a book. It just kind of happened. I was going in for brain surgery and had no idea if I’d survive so I sat down and wrote one last story to my children-I always told them stories when we traveled. I finished the story the night before surgery and it was 240 pages long. My thought was, wow I just wrote a book. I didn’t die so I’ve been writing since.
Q3. How did you come up with the name of your books?
A. The first book I didn’t title until the editing process and I described in the book- the beads of dew sparkling on glades of grass that sparked in the morning sun like diamonds. It was that moment I knew the title. The titles for the rest of the series came easily after that. The next series I’ve written; however, is still untitled so I hope inspiration comes as I begin the editing process.
Q4.What are you working on for 2019?
A. Right now I am editing the final book of the Fight for Danyon series. It is my goal to release it in early summer 2019. I will then move onto editing the next series I have written.
Q5.How long have you been writing?
A. I’ve been writing since 2011-sort of. I wrote all my books in 2011-2012 and have a journal full of more ideas. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2018 I got serious about editing and then publishing. Morning Diamond was released in May 2018 and Sunset Rubies released in Nov 2018. I’m hoping Midnight Pearl will release in May or June 2019.
Q6.What advice would you give other authors?
A. Just write. If you have a story in you, write it. Do it because you love it.
Q7.where can people find you online?
A. My books are currently on amazon.com and kindle. You can also visit my web site at lydiacaatt.com. I’m also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I have video trailers of both Morning Diamond and Sunset Rubies on YouTube as well.
Q8. How many books have you written?
A. Currently, I have written 9 books, but only two are published at this time. I also intend to keep writing after all 9 are on the market.
Q9. did you go to college to be a writer?
A. I went to college to be a registered nurse. But I’ve always had a passion for using my imagination and telling stories. I’m now using that passion to live a dream I never knew existed inside me.
I would like to say thank you too, Lydia, Caatt for allowing me to interview her on my blog.
enjoy reading Angelika