1. Please tell us a little bit about what is currently going on in your life? (book blurb)
Banker by day, romance novel addict by night…that’s me. I’d almost rather settle for a fictional boyfriend than risk my heart on a flesh-and-blood man. Besides, the only real guy I’m remotely interested in is my rich, unattainable client, the mysterious Cooper Maxwell.
Looking less like the ultra-conservative man I know and more like a drop-dead sexy character from one of my books, Cooper crashes my 29th birthday party. But one too many drinks lands me in uncharted territory… Cooper’s bedroom!
Drunk on love, I dive headfirst into the relationship only to discover Cooper is keeping secrets… dangerous ones. As if things couldn’t get worse, my meddling mother makes a surprise visit, digging up a whole new set of problems.
Who would have guessed having an assassin for a boyfriend would be the least of my worries?
2. What made you want your story to be told? (theme of your book if there is one)
Well, my story is a cautionary tale of sorts. Books are great until you start living vicariously through them to the point where you’re ignoring everything else. Silvia said I needed to share my story to the world so girls everywhere would realize we have to find balance in all things. And having a hot guy around doesn’t hurt either.
3. What lead you to make the changes you did in your life?
My life was on the brink of imploding before the story even started. I mean, how long can a girl go on living without having a life? Woman cannot survive on fiction (or chocolate) alone, right? That’s not to say we’re defined by men…but we shouldn’t be defined by what we read either. I was hiding behind books to avoid the realities of life. That needed to change. And I guess I needed a nudge…or two.
4. In your life, what has empowered you?
I found strength within myself the minute I stopped worrying what everyone else thought. You can’t live your life by someone else’s rules. You can’t let your mother, or your friends, or even your boyfriend tell you what’s right for you. You have to find your own way…even if you have to be a little sneaky about it.
5. What are strengths and weaknesses?
I’ve discovered I’m a terrible spy. I gave it my all, but being a detective is NOT in the cards for me. However, I have discovered I have a sexy inner-strength I had no idea existed.
6. Describe what being a self-rescue princess (a strong, confident woman) means to you.
Being a self-rescue princess means I can take care of myself while at the same time acknowledging it’s nice to have someone else take care of me once in a while. I’m not a doormat. I have a backbone and I’m not afraid to use it!
7. What one advice/wisdom would you like to pass onto young women?
You can’t be in a successful relationship until you have faith in yourself. You’ll second guess everything until you find your own inner-strength and trust your instincts. And remember…a good book beats a bad boyfriend, every day of the week.
8. Favorite quote or Bible verse.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
– Charles M. Schulz –
9. If your story had a theme song, what would it be?
Hey Katie, by Josh Kelley. That is most definitely the theme song.
10. Will you be continuing your journey in written form?
There is a distinct possibility for more. In fact, I’m sure of it. But giving away too much would spoil the surprise.
11. Is there anyone in your life (friend, family member) who will be sharing their life?
I have no doubt Vicky would like a story all her own, but whether or not she’ll get one is entirely up to her. She is pretty pushy though…so I wouldn’t put it past her.
If you’re interested in reading Katie’s story, you can find the book at the following places:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-katie-with-love-erica-lucke-dean/1115197331?ean=2940016551333&isbn=2940016551333
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5 thoughts on “Heroine Interview: Katie James from the novel To Katie With Love”
Vicky’s book… Now THAT is a story I’d LOVE to hear! =)
I’ve actually been thinking about letting Vicky tell her story. In fact, she’s been whispering things in my ear lately…
Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog today, I had such fun doing that interview. Katie and I appreciate it!
KATIE sounds like a great story. And I completely agree that you have to live for yourself and no one else, don’t let other people determine how you live your life 🙂
That’s really true, June. Thanks for following the tour and taking time to leave a comment 🙂 And if you do read the book, you’ll discover there’s even a character named June in there 🙂