Q&A With Catherine McKenzie

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Q&A With Catherine McKenzie 

Tonight I have the pleasure of doing a Q&A with USA Today Bestselling author Catherine McKenzie. Catherine has written many novels some of them are “Six Weeks To Live,” “The Good Liar,” and her recent novel “Please Join Us”.


Q: Where does your inspiration come from when writing your stories and characters? 

A: I get inspiration from many places. Sometimes it’s a news story. Sometimes it just pops into my head. For Please Join Us I received an email years ago inviting me to a women’s organization that was anonymous and a bit strange and that was the genesis of the story.

Q: So Catherine at what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer? 

A: Difficult question! I wrote a lot when I was younger—poetry mostly. In my thirties I started writing something that eventually became a novel and I just kept going from there.

Q: What advice do you have for anyone wanting to become a writer? 

A: Read, read, read, read! Then write something you are passionate about. The story that won’t leave you alone.

Q: What advice do you give someone who struggles with writers block?

A: Change your scenery, step away from the novel, do something that inspires you.

Q: If you had to choose out of all your books you’ve written which one was your favorite one to write?

A: I think Spin was the novel that felt the most effortless when I wrote it, followed by I’ll Never Tell.

Q: Does Hollywood have the rights to your books?

A: Some of them!

Q: What were your favorite books you read so far this year?

A: I really enjoyed The It Girl by Ruth Ware and My Summer Darlings by May Cobb.

Q: Are you writing a new book now? If so, can you spoil it a little bit about it?

A:  I am just finishing it up! It’s called HAVE YOU SEEN HER and it’s about a search and rescue worker in Yosemite who gets tangled up in the disappearance of a couple.