Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Forgotten Blog Tour: Cat Patrick 'Me, In Lists' Guest Post!

Cat Patrick

Me, In Lists

Inspired by the cute details in your “about” section, here is a look at my life, in lists.

One book I’ve written:
· FORGOTTEN, being published June 2011 by Egmont UK, about London Lane, a teen with a backward memory

Two languages I’ve learned (and all but forgotten):
· Sign language
· French

Three resources I use most while writing:
· Thesaurus.com
· My baby name book
· My copy of “The Brain, The Complete Mind”

Four things I’m afraid of:
· Zombies. Yes, totally serious. I know they’re not real, and yet, they terrify me.
· Flying
· The villain in The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Yikes!
· Heights, but not traumatically so

Five things I wish I had more time for (beyond the obvious):
· Creating baby books and videos/family memory keeping
· Learning how to work my camera
· Vacationing
· Participating in flash mobs
· Massages

Six things my copyeditor probably doesn’t like about my writing:
· I tend to overuse the word “suddenly.” High drama!
· Until recently, I put two spaces after sentences
· I make up words
· I mix up “lay” and “lie”
· Oddly, I don’t use contractions when I write (which isn’t how I speak)
· I like to interrupt myself with em dashes—I have to admit that I like how they look—even though I’m trying to be better about it

Seven books I’ve read (and enjoyed) recently:
· Matched by Ally Condie
· The Kingkiller Chronicles (books one and two) by Patrick Rothfuss
· The Likeness by Tana French
· The Magicians by Lev Grossman
· The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
· Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
· Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Eight places I’ve visited and want visit again:
· Jackson Hole, Wyoming
· London
· Montreal
· New Orleans
· New York
· Paris
· Vancouver
· Washington DC

Nine movies I loved:
· Amelie
· Bridget Jones’s Diary
· Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
· How to Train Your Dragon
· The Lord of the Rings (all three, so I guess that’s cheating)
· Love Actually
· The Usual Suspects
· True Grit
· Waitress

Ten random things about me:
· I share a birthday with one of my brothers, but we’re not twins
· I have twin daughters
· I love Arcade Fire
· I’m always freezing
· Wind makes me feel at home
· I met my hubby at work
· I own 43 pairs of jeans
· I can do the Axl Rose dance
· I love red wine and nice champagne. Not at the same time, though. One or the other is fine.
· Creating a PowerPoint presentation makes me happy


Thanks for this fun post, Cat! I really enjoyed Forgotten, and you can read my review here. It's a brilliant debut novel and I just hope there will be a sequel! Find more info on Cat and Forgotten at the following links:


Sab H. said...

This post was AWESOME!! How creative. I cannot wait to read this! :)

Clover said...

What a HUGELY fun guest post. Also, a huge feeling of nostalgia just swept over me when I read 'Jackson Hole, Wyoming' - my grandmother used to live near there and I remember visiting her there the summer I was 7, just before she died. I'd love to go back some day.

BooksforCompany said...

Love this!! =)
You have visited so many awesome places, your so lucky =)

Cliona said...

This comment is way overdue, but FOURTY-THREE PAIRS OF JEANS! OMG. That is WEIRD!