Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 86 – Catherine Coulter
Episode 86 features an interview with international bestselling author Catherine Coulter, about one of her most recent titles, Insidious. Catherine Coulter is the author of 75 novels, 70 of which were New York Times bestsellers.
In the interview, Mark and Catherine talk about:
- The question Catherine’s sister asked her at a family reunion back in the 1990’s that inspired the her first romantic suspense novel, The Cove (which became the first book in her FBI Suspense Thriller Series)
- The devious nature involved by the author when writing in a series where each book can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel
- The reason why, when most books in the series are set about 2 weeks apart from one another, there’s a 5-year time-lag between Books 2 and Books 3 in the series
- The benefits of moving between writing different types of genres as really great exercises for the brain
- The cross-over in Catherine’s fan base who read both Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense
- As a self-confessed “pantser” the fact that about 98% of Catherine’s writing is discovery and the backward-building that she does in the re-writing
- How her husband is her first editor
- Catherine’s preference for writing dialogue over setting descriptions (as well as her penchant for humor)
- How it is a wonderful time to be a writer and Catherine’s favorite advice for beginning writers
After the interview, Mark provides a short update on Kobo Plus, talking about the revision to terms (changing from a mandatory 6 month opt-in to a 90 day opt-in period), why those terms exist as well as a short description about the monthly finance spreadsheets being sent to authors who have had Kobo Plus reads.
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