Hey guys!

Sorry the August spotlight is so late! Buuuut better late than never, right? LOL

So, this month’s spotlight belongs to USA Today bestselling author, Catherine Banks (again! lol) Luckily, I whipped up an all-new set of questions JUST for this second interview, so I hope you all enjoy getting to know her even better! ♥

36252570_104955660417875_7358867304198701056_oELLE: What Hogwarts House do you belong to?

CATHERINE: Don’t hate me, but I don’t know.

E: How many books do you usually write per series? Also, per year?

C: My series are usually 3-4 books, but I have a longer series planned that I’m really looking forward to writing.

Per year? That’s changed significantly this year from last year. This year I’ve written 10 and have 2 more close to finishing. I hope to finish 3 more before the end of the year. However this is not my average lol. I’d say 4 per year was my average prior.

E: If you could have the power to see the future or change the past, WOULD YOU want it? Why or why not?

C: I would want to see the future so I could make a decision and then immediately know how it would turn out. That way I could change my mind if things turned out wrong.

E: How would your best friend or pet describe you?

C: Crazy, but loving and very loyal.

E: Do you have any daily routines you try to follow? (Especially those associated with writing. Even if they seem unrelated lol).

C: After my day job, I come home, plug in my laptop to the power cable, mechanical keyboard, and mouse that await it on my desk. Then I shower, feed the kids, eat, and make sure I’m good for the night. Then, I write until bed time.

E: What’s your favorite television/movie series that includes elements of magic or the supernatural?

C: I don’t have a single favorite. That would be too hard! But I love the movie Princess Bride. I love the TV series Eureka. Also, I watch a lot of anime with magic or supernatural elements so I can’t pick one of those either lol.

E: What’s the best money you ever spent as a writer?

C: My laptop. Its It’s a Dell XPS 13 and is light and compact but has a full-sized keyboard. I take it to my day job to write on during my lunch break. It is so much better than my last laptop that weighed five pounds at least. Haha.

E: Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written, and why? What book are they from?

C: I don’t have a favorite. That would be like choosing a favorite child. Haha. Pirate Princess was one of my favorite books to write because it is full of action and I love the cast of characters there. I love that the main characters from my Little Death Bringer Series bridge over in book two of the Pirate Princess Series. It’s fun to see the four characters interact.

E: How do you handle criticism and negative reviews?

C: It stings when you get those, but I just remember that you can’t please everyone. Yes, I have some nasty 1 star reviews, but I also have some amazing 5 star reviews. Just like some people love Twilight and others hate it. It’s okay for people to dislike your books. Everyone has different tastes.

E: How do you define “success,” and have you reached it yet?

C: I decided I was successful when I had more than 5 people I do not know list me as their favorite author. However, my ultimate goal will be earning 5 figures a month. That’s the ultimate dream. *Stares off into space with a wishful sigh*

FB_IMG_1534347023459E: Please tell us a bit about your latest release!

C: My upcoming release, The Pawn, is actually a story I started more than a decade ago. I improved on it after taking a mythology course in college, but didn’t truly finish it until this year. I loved this story and the characters. I’m extremely hopeful that others will enjoy it. The Pawn releases November 3rd and is up for pre-order now!


Thank you, Catherine!

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And that’s it for this edition of #AuthorSpotlight!

Be sure to check back in next month for a new author interview!


Have a beautiful day!

–Elle ♥

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