Behind The Pen: with 1/2 of Cat Adams (+Giveaway)

I love interviews but I find the artists behind the stories equally intriguing, and I think they deserve as much limelight as their characters.  So here instead of a list of questions about the story, the plot, or the characters, I ask authors the same 11 questions about themselves and hopefully get a glimpse behind the pen...

I've read and loved the Blood Singer series by Cat Adams. The series is filled with vibrant characters and un-guessable plots. So naturally I began to wonder "Who are these brilliant writers?"  "What are they like?" I was thrilled when they agreed to answer my questionnaire. 

CT Adams here 1/2 of the infamous writing duo of CT Adams and Cathy Clamp a/k/a Cat Adams.  Cathy is in the throes of editing the NEXT Celia Graves book, so I'm doing the duties.   

Q1: What is the last book you read?
Just re-read From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris.
Q2: If you were stuck on a desert island, what book would you like to have with you?
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher.
Q3: What is your favorite swear word?
I've heard that the last word on the "black box" after most airplane crashes, and the last recorded word before most major accidents where such things are recorded is "Shit."  I have to admit it's the swear word I use most.
Q4: What is your biggest pet-peeve?
People who practically ignore the live person with them in favor of talkking, texting, or playing games on their cell phone.
Q5: What quality do you most like in a man?
The ability to be sexy and still not take it (or himself) seriously.  (Think George Clooney)
Q6: What quality do you most like in a woman?
Q7: What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
I'm not sure.  Can I opt for being independently wealthy?
Q8: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
My old house on Ames Street.  It had its problems but I loved that place.  Give me unlimited money and I'd probably still buy it back, even though it is small and (for Denver) modestly priced.
Q9: What inspires you?
Life in all it's insane, humorous, glorious, beauty and tragedy.
Q10: If you could be one person (dead or alive) for a day who would you be?
I've worked very hard to become the person I am, so I wouldn't want to trade personalities, but if you wouldn't mind giving me the body of  . . . . say, Catherine Zeta Jones, or maybe Penelope Cruz . . .
Q11: Mac or PC?

Thank you CT! By a lucky twist of fate, TOR sent me 2 readers copies of Demon Song by mistake, and they ok'd me giving the extra copy away. *Cue applause*  Here are the giveaway details:

  • Your comment is your entry 
  • Followers of this blog get an extra entry
  • US & CAN only
  • Contest will end next Friday, March 11th

**Please remember that this is an advance readers copy from the publisher, so it will have a different cover than what you see here**


  1. oooo I must say that I have seen reviews on these books, and I cannot wait to read them. The covers are simply intriguing and the stories sound fabulous. I cannot wait.
    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  2. I have to agree with being annoyed at people who are to busy texting or talking on the phone to pay attention to the people around them. A local pizzeria has a sign "If you're on the phone we won't wait on you."

    GFC follower
    sgiden at verizon.net

  3. Great interview. And I love the cover of this book! A real eye catcher. Definitely sign me up for this one and thank you!

    +1 I am a follower already.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  4. Same here about the texters! Technology has made it so easy for people to become super rude and think nothing of it. (Also agree on The Clooney- I may have superimposed his head over my husband's in a picture of us, then made it his wallpaper.)


  5. PC??? Aw... I'll forgive you. ;) lol Integrity. I like that in EVERYONE! Great answers.

  6. I love seeing an authors answers to questions!! Makes them feel "like one of us" so to speak! Would love to be entered in the giveaway!

  7. Great interview! Just found your blog, would love to be entered into your giveaway! I'm also a new follower! =)

  8. I enjoyed the interview and would love to read Demon Song :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  9. Publicly following The Spinecracker with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  10. I enjoyed the interview, and I agree, people who constantly talk on the phone, text or play games while their with people are annoying. I really think people who go to the store and talk on the phone while checking out are especially rude.


  11. I agree with Cat...that's MY fave curse word too...I tend to put the word "WELL" before it. Thank you for the chance to win!

  12. Ok young lady, thusly shall I enter!..I think "Black box" could be a better swear word.

  13. love this series, looking forward to reading Demon Song. Thanks for the giveaway!

    - old blog follower


  14. Great interview. Would love to read the book!

    jenle33 (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Demon Song is definitely my favorite cover of the series. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com