DJ GATSBY’S BOOK CLUB INTERVIEW: CATEENNA DAVIS AUTHOR OF “SARAH ROSE”
1. Where are you from?
2. Tell us your latest news?
3. When and why did you begin writing? I started writing as an outlet, when
I was 12. As an adult I wrote as an outlet then noticed my outlet and a sort of
story vibe about it.
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer? After a few encouraging
words from my husband, and rereading Sarah Rose.
5. What inspired you to
write your first
book? Angry, frustration, I needed an outlet.
6. Do you have a specific writing style? I don’t think I do. I just sit and
let it happen
7. How did you come up with the title? The main character gave it to me.
8. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? No, no
message just plain entertainment.
9. How much of the book is realistic? None
10. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
OH Lord no! LOL
11. What books have most influenced your life most? Well I really like
fiction, the kind of books I enjoy reading would never influence me in anyway.
If they did I’d be in the loony bin right now.
12. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? HUMMM
tough, but i have to say Lolita Files
13. What book are you reading now? Demon Day
14. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Yes there is
15. What are your current projects? Right now I am working on my second
novel, untitled as of yet, and i hope to be able to put together a book expo for
16. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
No one… except God… sad right 🙂
17. Do you see writing as a career? Most definitely
18. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your
latest book? Nope I had the chance to do that. After all the novel took 10 years
19. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Yes as an
20. Can you share a little of your current work with us? Sure, this one is
about a young girl (orphaned) living in a group home. Until one day she finds
out she is not really human.
21. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Yes, figuring out how to keep the reader reading, while not dragging the
storyline out or making it to short. No to mention the keeping the plot
22. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you
about their work? Lolita Files, the use of dialogue in her work is what keeps me
coming back to her. I love good chatter between characters. I like to allow the
characters to tell the story.
23. Do you to travel much promoting your
book(s)? Not yet…
24. Who designed the covers? I did.
25. What was the hardest part of writing your book? Staying on top of the
writing and keeping each event in line.
26. Did you learn anything
from writing your book and what was it?
27. Do you have any advice for other writers? Ummm… Treat your writing
like a movie, if you can’t see it in your head then neither can anyone
28. Do you have anything specific that you
want to say to your readers? Thank you for your support. I read each and every