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. 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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