Hi Catherine, and welcome! I am so glad you could join us here at
RomanceJunkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about
your current projects?
Thank you for having me here at Romance Junkies! Right now, I am putting the final touches to my second book, a historical thriller about a terrorist attack in 1800 Paris. And also working my third book, which will be a prequel to my first novel, MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUION.
If you could change one thing about the way you write, what would it be…even though you know you will keep doing it the same way forever?
I am happy with my books the way they are, so indeed I will keep doing the same thing forever. Unless change sneaks on me, of course. But I don’t believe it will be a conscious choice to do something different.
Name the three qualities you think a good writer must possess?
Passion, patience, and then some more passion.
What skills would you like to further develop as an author, be it with
respect to your writing, or the publishing and marketing side of the
I would love to learn everything there is to know about book marketing. About tarot and astrology too, to be able to tell the future of the publishing industry.
What is the best thing about being a writer? What is the least best
The best thing about being a writer is being able to speak to your readers. The worst thing is the addictive side of it.
Fast food cravings have struck! Who cares about carbs and fats and
calories! It’s a fast food craving, after all! So, what will you be
ordering at the drive-through window to make the craving go away?
I am a fat-and-carbs person (I was born and raised in France, after all) but I save my allowance for good food. As for drive-throughs, I no longer own a car.
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? What is the one
hobby or project you’d love to take up, and will someday…?
I love spending time with family and friends, art, travel, good food. Someday I might take up painting.
What is the one thing that you’d love to do, but will probably never
have the nerve? What is the one thing you’ve already done that still
amazes you to this day?
I’d love to try skydiving, but probably won’t do it. The bravest thing I have done so far was write the first page of my first book.
There are many stories and movies about superheroes. What in your view constitutes a real-life hero?
Tough question. A hero is someone who conquers his or her fear or fears.
What was the most romantic gift you’ve ever received? What about the best one you’ve ever given?
Most romantic gift I ever received: two dozen red roses when I was coming out of the hospital after surgery. A classic. Most romantic gift given? A hand-made card, lovingly crafted.
How do you describe Catherine Delors? How do Catherine Delors’s
family and friends describe her?
I can’t describe Catherine Delors because I am too close to her. My family and friends describe her as vulnerable and tough. At least that’s what I hear.
What is the one thing that if you forgot to put it into your suitcase,
you would be lost without it?
When you go on vacation, do you prefer quiet, isolated surroundings, or do you like to be in the thick of the local hustle and bustle and
I like to live in big cities, so I prefer quiet, out of the way spots for my vacations: lost canyons in the South-Western United States, the French countryside.
What is your least favorite household chore? The one you put off and
put off until it can’t be put off another day?
I am none too fond of household chores in general, but the very worst has to be to vacuuming. I hate that noise!
And lastly, no interview of a writer would be complete without this
question: what is your favorite comfort food?
Brioche, slightly toasted. Has to be accompanied by hot chocolate (not the instant stuff, of course, real cocoa, slowly blended with hot milk and sugar.)
Wow, haven't had "real" hot chocolate since I was a kid...there is nothing like it! Thank you, Catherine, for spending time with us, and best wishes for much writing success.