Welcome to Caterina Torres, this week’s guest for the Blog Ring of Power interview! Tell us about yourself…
I am in my mid-twenties and I graduated with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Humanities. The name I go by is Cat, and I love to write about the apocalypse, but not in the biblical sense of the word. Any sort of dystopian, end of the world stories seriously interest me. I guess it has a lot to do with being part of the rat race of life, trying to climb the great ladder of success.
Don’t miss the rest of her BRoP interview:
Part 1 – Wednesday, Sept. 26 @ Terri
Part 3- Friday, Sept. 28 @ Em
Part 4 – Monday, Oct. 1 @ Sandra
Part 5 – Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ Dean
PART 2: THE WRITING LIFE
BRoP: What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine? Do you use pen and paper or computer? Work at home or at the library/Starbucks, etc.
Cat: I write on the computer either at the dinner table or in front of my TV. I don’t like to write anywhere else.
BRoP: How do you balance writing with other aspects of your life?
Cat: I don’t (just kidding). I have a schedule – write 1,000 words a day and that’s it.
BRoP: When do you write?
Cat: Weekdays in the evening.
BRoP: How much time per day do you spend on your writing?
Cat: About an hour.
BRoP: What has been the most surprising reaction to something you’ve written?
Cat: When someone couldn’t stop laughing at my puns, even though I didn’t mean to make a part of that story funny. Also, that someone loved my book. I know how that sounds, but as a brand new author, I was bracing myself for the worst.
BRoP: What is the strongest criticism you’ve ever received as an author? The best compliment?
Cat: Strongest criticism – “your writing sounds juvenile.” Best Compliment – “I couldn’t put it down.”
BRoP: Other than your family, what has been your greatest source of support?
Cat: My CP’s and AQC. Anytime I feel down, I go to them and they make me feel better.
BRoP: How do you deal with rejection and/or negative reviews?
Cat: I go to my friends for support and I try to learn from what was said in the review so I don’t repeat the same mistakes later.
BRoP: What format is your book(s) available in (print, e-book, audio book, etc.)?
Cat: e-book and print.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Caterina-Torres/340181086022992
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5620895.Caterina_Torres
ZOMBIE WHISPERER: She can speak to the dead. Only problem is, they’re still walking around.
After enduring a week-long flu, Jane Smith wakes to find out a terrorist organization has spread a deadly virus over the nation, changing anyone who’s infected into the walking dead. With no choice but to flee her home, Jane teams up with her boyfriend, Josh Williams, as they venture to find something better than the desolate land that was once called the home of the brave and the land of the free.
Driving across the country, Jane encounters some of the newly turned and finds she can hear their thoughts inside her head. Before she can understand her link to the undead, Jane and Josh are captured by the terrorists responsible for the virus because of one special reason: they know she can communicate with the infected and they want her to be a part of their fight to take down the rest of the world.
Afraid for their lives, Jane must decide if she should join the terrorists or use her new found powers to stop them.