Hi, Cathryn! So fabulous to have you visit my blog today for the chance to get to know more about you and your work. Wishing you much success and sales with your latest release, The Secret Between Them - let's kick off with my questions...
1.) What is the strangest talent you have?
Hmm. Starting from a standstill, I can skate from one end of a rink to the other end on one foot. Backwards and forwards. Left side and right.
2.) What is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
I’m the lady who stays home and gives out candy to the trick-or-treaters, so the best I do for costumes these days is a Venetian mask. J
3.) Are the titles of your books important?
To me, they are. Unfortunately, they sometimes get changed!
4.) If you’re struggling with a scene or difficult character, what methods help you through it?
If I’m struggling, it’s usually because the “critical voice” in my head is strong that day. To drown out the voice, I like to turn on my favorite music as loud as I can stand it and tell myself to just write. No judgment. No perfection. As long as I get words on the page, I can usually do something with it.
5.) Do you prefer dog, cats or none of the above?
Otis the cat is my writing companion. He’s 16 now, and very picky. He definitely rules the household.
6.) Who’s your favourite author? Why?
Oh, this is an unfair question! I have so many favorite authors that my bookshelves at home are bursting with “keeper books” that I love to reread again and again.
For light-hearted contemporary romance, I will say that a favorite is Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She consistently tells a good romantic story that leaves me smiling.
7.) Do you have a pet peeve?
Raisins inside baked goods.
8.) Do you remember your dreams when you wake up in the morning?
Absolutely! That’s why the morning is always the best time to write!
Blurb: They share more than a past
A Marine wounded, weary and wiser, Kyle Northrup had planned to stay far away from Wallis Point. But after his stepfather’s passing, he must return home and claim his unexpected inheritance: the ice rink he grew up on.
Except he has to share ownership with Jessica Hughes, the hometown girl who got away and whose figure skating career he ended. He’d hoped the rink would save him once more, as it had when he was a grief-stricken youth, but working with Jessica will be hard.
Especially since his teenage infatuation is now full-blown adult attraction. And the last thing he wants to do is hurt Jessica again.
Bio: Cathryn Parry writes contemporary romance from her home in Massachusetts. Her Harlequin Superromance novels have received such honors as a Booksellers' Best Award, Holt Medallion Awards of Merit and several readers' contest nominations. She enjoys writing about flawed but noble characters who find healing through love. In her free time, she loves figure skating, planning as many vacations as possible and pursuing her genealogy hobby. Please visit her website at CathrynParry.com.