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Into the Mind of An Author: Cathy Boyd

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Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:
Hmm I hate talking about myself. I guess I am a bit reclusive and eccentric. I love to read, write, cook, sew, garden and make new things from old (yes I like to upcycle-I’m not a hoarder. LOL)

What made you do decide to become an author?
Since I became disabled I found that I basically spend my time in daydreams. I decided to become constructive and make my daydreams stories.

Who are your favorite authors, and how have they influenced your writing:
For my children’s work I have to say Dr. Seuss and Carolyn Keene. I still love Nancy Drew!

Where can we find you online?
Website Cathy Boyd: http://cathybrockmanromance.wordpress.com/
Grown up website: Cathy Brockman Romance: http://cathybrockmanromances.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cathy.brockman1
Twitter: @cathybrockman- https://twitter.com/Cathy_Brockman
Good Reads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6427897.Cathy_Brockman
Goodreads Luke’s Dragon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20559841-luke-s-dragon
Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Cathy-Boyd/e/B007BPYWJC
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/199cathy/

Tell us about your book:
Luke’s Dragon is a children’s story that is about a child’s fear of storms after living through a tornado. Then his dreams become a reality and he has t figure to how to get his pet dragon back into Dreamland before he turns into a were-dragon. It is a fun fantasy with Dragons, Wizards and magic.

Everyone has their idiosyncrasies, what’s yours?
Would OCD and a hermit be an idiosyncrasy? I just call them quirks.(lol)

What’s your favorite book turned movie and why?
Hmm I find most book turned movies seem to disappoint me. I will say Game of Thrones, I quite like and Beautiful Creatures though I haven’t read the books yet ...I hate to break open the lovely gift box…

What’s your favorite genre to read?
It seems that changes with my moods. Lately I have been reading some New Adult and many cowboys. I love any genre of paranormal. I don’t think I will ever tire of Vampires and werewolves.

Which do you do more, read or write, and why?
Probably read. I schedule my writing time in the morning then I try to read a self-help or writing tips at least one a week, I read a cookbook and I read to recover from stress and it seems I have been under a lot of stress lately…That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

What is your writing process like, and what’s your favorite part of it?

I am still learning but so far I have learned #1 to put all my ideas on paper(word doc) as soon as I get them into a sort of outline form, then I make detailed character and setting profiles to lay the foundation.
#2 write the first draft, run it through spell check and send to a critique partner.
#3 I take the critiqued chapters and put them into a second draft I go over make any changes then begin sending to the editor. While this story is in edits, I begin to draft another.
My favorite is when I start editing and watch my ideas grow and become more and more polished.

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