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On a rainy November morning, sleep-deprived new mom Cat Patrick forgot what she was doing. She retraced her steps, but instead of remembering, the idea for Forgotten was born. Cat lives near Seattle, with her husband and twin daughters, who now, thankfully, sleep through the night. Forgotten is her debut novel.
Dream Debutante Dress - Thanks for including me as a 2011 Debutante! Since I’m usually sporting yoga pants and a ponytail, I love the idea of dressing up for the occasion. I’ve chosen this amazing royal blue gown made of LEGO bricks for my debut. Who doesn’t love LEGO? Sure, I won’t be able to dance—or move?—but it’s the price I’m willing to pay for looking glamorous. I mean, c’mon, I drive a minivan. I leap—arms outstretched—toward the opportunity to bust out the faux lashes.
Notes from a YA Debutante
Because I love me some long eyelashes. Here are a few more random facts about me:
1) I’m seriously afraid of zombies. I’ve always been a jumpy sort of person: I was convinced that there was a ghost living in my closet growing up and scary voices give me the creeps for weeks. Recently, after watching a TV show about them, zombies became my fear du jour. Whenever Hubby travels, I stare into the darkness at night, wondering how I’m going to protect my two small children when the flesh-eaters attack. I attribute my fears to having a very vivid imagination, which as a writer, I guess I’m happy to have. But still…yikes!
2) I love my baby name book. One of my favorite parts of starting a new book is naming the characters. I flip through my well-worn baby name book, and look up meanings and rankings online, too. Once I wrote 50 pages of a novel, then stopped writing because the main character’s name wasn’t right. I didn’t start again until I found her name. PS: It wasn’t London. London Lane was London Lane from day one.
3) When I’m not writing…I’m having a dance party with two preschoolers who like to wear tutus and twirl around to Arcade Fire or Bruce Springsteen or Kings of Leon or Lady Gaga. If it’s nighttime, I’m probably drinking wine and relaxing with hubby, or going to movies. Wow, I sound very boring.
4) I can do the Axl Rose dance. But not in my LEGO dress.
Badass Bookie xx