Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guest Post: Catherine McKenzie, author of Forgotten and Giveaway!

Today I am so happy to welcome Catherine McKenzie to my blog. Her newest novel FORGOTTEN has just been released in the US, and I am happy to take part in a tour hosted by Harper Collins. Catherine is a Canadian author who I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing all of her books. And she is such a fun person to chat with.

FORGOTTEN is a great book (My review here) with an interesting idea behind it. What would you do if you were gone for 6 months and had to restart your life?

Where do you get the idea for your books?

Lots of different places!

More specifically, for my first novel Spin – about a journalist who follows a celebrity into rehab – I was watching celebrities going in and out of rehab and all the paparazzi setting up outside the rehab centers waiting desperately for a photo and the idea just popped into my head. So, thank you TMZ.

For Arranged – about a woman who uses an arranged marriage service – I knew a couple of people who’d had traditional arranged marriages and so the idea was in my head for a while: why would someone do that? And then I was (ahem) watching The Bachelor one night and I remember saying sarcastically to myself: why don’t they just have a show where they marry people off who don’t even know each other? Yeah, why don’t they?

For Forgotten – about a woman who returns home after she goes missing in Africa to discover that everyone in her life thought she was dead – I heard a story about a woman who had been stuck in Africa for six months and when she returned home her apartment had been rented to someone else and all her stuff was gone. I didn’t – and still don’t – know anything more about her, but I thought it was an interesting premise to explore.

So, to summarize: gossip TV, reality TV, reality.

Thanks so much Catherine, can't wait to see what you come up with next! 

In honour of Catherine's US Release, Harper Collins has generously donated a copy of FORGOTTEN for one lucky winner (US addresses Only). 

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  1. Oooh I've been wanting to check this one out since I saw it mentioned by HCC... thanks for the chance to win it! :)

  2. Oh whoops! Hahaha.. i was too overly excited.. didn't see it was only for U.S. addresses :(

  3. your blog is really great lovely your reviews

  4. This looks great! I hope I win!

  5. What an interesting premise! I've been wanting to read Catherine's books for ages, but my library doesn't have them. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!



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