Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chatting With Mary Castillo

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Mary Castillo, author of the wonderful romantic comedies Hot Tamara and Switchcraft. She'd just finished the first draft of her new novel, and as a reward, read a book she'd recently bought. (She has a rule: No reading other novels while writing her own. Now that's self-discipline--way more than I have, let me tell you!) The book happened to be Ten Cents a Dance, and Mary emailed me even before she was done to tell me how much she loved it.

Was I thrilled? You better believe it. Getting validation from a fellow writer is Christmas and birthday rolled into one package with a big ol' cherry on top. I was even more thrilled when Mary asked if she could interview me for her blog. She asked great questions that made me think (ow!). Click here to read. Thanks, Mary--this was a lot of fun!

3 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

Wow! What a wonderful compliment to you! And well-deserved. :-)

lisanowak said...

Wow, what a great review!

I know what you mean about getting obsessed with research. Sometimes you just can't get a definitive answer, and usually it doesn't matter, but you feel you have to know to be honest and give the complete picture.

I also understand how you feel about your work as a vet grounding you. Though at the moment I never want to rake another leaf or shovel another scoop of compost, I know that come spring I'll be glad to get back at it. I think it's important to have a physical aspect to your work to balance out the mental exertion of writing.

Good for you, getting some kudos. You deserve them!

Christine Fletcher said...

Thanks, Melissa!

Lisa, I agree about balancing the mental with the physical...now, if I really wanted to do that, I'd start going to the gym again... :)