Today on the blog is author Katherine Garbera with our ‘Real You’ interview. Summer in Manhattan was published by Harper Impulse on the 14/07/2017 on eBook.
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A summer to remember…
When Cici Johnson falls for the charms of American big shot Rich Maguire, their drunken one night stand results in an unexpected pregnancy. Rich wants nothing to do with the baby or Cici, but she’s determined to give their child the love of two parents on her own.
Jason Hooper’s spent his whole life wondering what family really means. In and out of the foster care system, he never gets too close to anyone; just in case they walk away. But then he meets Cici and he feels as if he’s finally home.
For both of them, the summer they share in Manhattan couldn’t be sweeter. If only he’ll let his guard down, Hoop’s own happy-ever-after might not be make-believe anymore…
Real You Interview with Katherine Garbera
USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera is a two-time Maggie winner who has written more than 90 books since making her first sale to Harlequin Desire. Katherine is known for her sexy heroes, feisty heroines and sensual stories. A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine now makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature dachshund.
Describe yourself using three words?
Funny, driven, compassionate.
What inspired you to write your first novel?
The birth of my daughter. When I brought her home from the hospital I thought I can’t keep doing jobs I hate, what kind of message is that for her? So I started writing and sold my first book three years later.
What time of day do you like to write?
I prefer to write first thing in the morning before the events of the day clutter my mind.
What is your favourite book and why?
That I’ve read? Some of my favourites are A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle, I read this book for the first time when I was eleven and I liked that there were a lot of kids in the family and that Meg felt like the oddball. Another favourite is Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman. I read the book when I was in university. The story itself is powerful a woman coming to terms with her loss of self-identity but as a budding author, I liked the way she used point-of-view as a character tool to show how the protagonist is losing more and more of herself.
How did you pick the title of your book?
The title was kind of a place holder for my story and started out as Summer At The Candied Apple but we changed it to Summer in Manhattan because we thought it was more concise.
Are the characters in your book based on real people? No, they aren’t.
What’s your favourite word? Hmm…I have a lot of them. I’m tempted to say moist because I know that word irks some people! But really my favourite word is home.
If you were a colour what would it be? Red.
Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow? I plan the very basics of the story but then just go with the flow.
Who is your favourite Author? I really have too many to name.
You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?
Sir Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel, I just think he’d be fun.
Tonks from Harry Potter and I’d make her change form a million times.
Janie Crawford from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, I think she’d be very interesting to talk to.
Lastly, Aragorn from Lord Of The Rings, he’s lived so many lifetimes I’m sure he’d have some interesting stories.
What book are you reading at the moment? The Longest Kill by Craig Harrison for research and A Bride, A Barn and A Baby by Nancy Robards Thompson.
Where in the world is your happy place? Wherever my husband and kids are.
If you had one superpower what would it be? A bubble around myself so when I’m in a crowd no one bumps into me.
If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose? Severus Snape. He deserves love.
Are you working on a new project? I’m currently working on a sequel to Summer in Manhattan that is set at Christmas. ☺
Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend? I will be taking part in the Readers for Life Literacy in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort for the #RWA17 Readers for Life autographing on 7/29, 3-5 p.m.! All proceeds will be donated to local and national literacy organisations
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