Thursday, 24 May 2018

Q&A - Would You Rather? with Catherine Isaac - Blog Tour

Today I am delighted to welcome Catherine Isaac to Rachel's Random Reads, and she has agreed to answer my new fun interview questions entitled - Would You Rather?

1) Would you rather live under the sea or in space? 

Space. Ideally in a Princess Leia costume and with a young Han Solo by my side.

2) Would you rather go skiing or sit by a beach on holiday? 

Ski-ing. I’d take an action-packed holiday over a beach any day. I’m quite an energetic person, so writing and reading books are literally the only times when you’ll see me sitting still for an extended period of time. 

3) Would you rather read ebooks, audiobooks or physical books? 

Definitely physical books, preferably hardback. But I’m a recent convert to Audible, which I listen to if I’m doing chores around the house or garden. I’ve just listened to The Essex Serpent and loved it so much I ended up buying a physical copy too.

4) Would you rather play or watch sports? 

Play. See above about not being able to sit still. I can’t claim to have many brushes with sporting glory since I played netball at school, but I’m always the first to jump up for a game of rounders on a sunny day.

5) Would you rather only be able to whisper the whole time, or shout the whole time?

Whisper. I live in a house with three very boisterous boys and it is LOUD. So I’d welcome the opportunity of communicating in a more civilised manner.

6) Would you rather always be late or always be unprepared? 

Unprepared. I think any working mother is used to winging it.

7) Would you rather have your own luxury car, or private plane? 

Private plane, because you can be in the most luxurious car in the world but if you’re stuck in traffic it’s still a miserable experience.

8) Would you rather look like a fish or smell like a fish? 

This one made me laugh out loud! Neither sounds very appealing but I’ll say smell; I’d simply douse myself in Sure for Women and hope for the best.

9) Would you rather have free books for life or free food for life? 

I’ll recklessly say books although I dread to think what that would do to my already bulging bookshelves. 

10) Would you rather give up social media or alcohol? 

I haven’t had a drink since 2017 and haven’t found it too difficult – so, alcohol! 

Thank you so much Catherine for answering me questions, I really hope you enjoyed them and let me just say how much I enjoyed You Me Everything when I read it last week, and for those who missed it my review can be found here

Author Bio

Catherine Isaac was born in 1974 in Liverpool, England. She studied History at the University of Liverpool, before completing a postgraduate diploma in Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University. She began her career as a graduate trainee at the Liverpool Echo. At 27, she was appointed Editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and held the position for five years. For a decade she has written under the pseudonym Jane Costello. She wrote her first book, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave. She has since written nine books, all Sunday Times bestsellers in the UK.

You Me Everything is her first novel writing as Catherine Isaac. Since writing the novel, Catherine has achieved a large following ahead of its publication. Alongside her decade long relationship with Simon and Schuster, You, Me, Everything has been her first opportunity to write for a US audience, and film rights for the novel have been optioned by Lionsgate.

Catherine now lives in Liverpool with her husband Mark and three sons. In her spare time she likes to run, walk up mountains in the Lake District and win at pub quizzes, though the latter rarely happens.

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Set in the French countryside over one hot summer, You Me Everything is a tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places. 

Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Ch√Ęteau de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend and William’s father, Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam connect with his own son. Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody - especially William - must discover.

By turns life-affirming, heart-wrenching and joyful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman's fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day.

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