April Author Spotlight 2015
Letter ‘C’ is for Cathrina Constantine author of Don’t Forget to Breathe
Every day throughout the month of April 2015, I’ll be featuring an author and one of their novels. The featured authors share two main characteristics, firstly I enjoyed their novel, and secondly they publish independently or with a small publisher. The spotlight includes why I recommend the novel, and the author’s answers to three short questions plus links to author and their work.
Why do I recommend Don’t Forget to Breathe?
I felt sorry for traumatized and confused, young Leocadia for having no supportive adults, and also angry at her as she made some questionable and risky decisions, which led her to be frequently on the brink of great danger. I was constantly worried for her as she learned to fend for herself the hard way, and although she comes across some destructive and abusive characters, fortunately she has some caring friends, too. This novel is well-written, engaging and exciting, and there are some suspenseful and also some spine-tingling paranormal scenes which will keep you gripped to the story to the last page.
What’s your novel about, Cathrina?
Don’t Forget to Breathe is a Young Adult/Murder Mystery sprinkled with romance, a haunted mansion, and ghosts.
Sixteen-year-old, Leocadia walks into her house after school to discover her mom’s body and is snatched from behind only to hear, “I’m not going to kill you…not yet.” This begins a year of retrograde amnesia, and she battles her own demons by getting wasted by any means available. Getting clean and sober is where the main story begins. Her nightmares are getting worse, she’s starting to remember. Two more murders are discovered in Hallow Saints Cemetery, and they are oddly linked to her mom’s homicide. This time Leo is determined to leave no stone unturned to find her mother ‘s killer.
Don’t Forget to Breathe is not merely for young adults, I feel adults who like a good murder mystery, and ghosts that don’t keep you up at night will enjoy this book.
What are you working on now?
I’ve recently finished writing the sequel to TALLAS, which is titled Snow on Cinders, but that may change. It’s a dystopian, paranormal thriller about a family’s survival among monsters and a mutated planet. I’ve found that teenagers and adults have liked TALLAS, and feel the sequel will also appeal to young and old alike.
What would you like readers to know about you?
When I’m not babysitting my very first grandbaby, I enjoy taking walks in the woods behind my house with my dogs. It’s the peaceful atmosphere and the birds singing that sets my imagination to wander. I can conjure up all kinds of interesting tales, and I have actually used some of the sights and sounds in my writing.
How can we find out more or contact you?
Feel free to Haunt me at these sites:
Please take some time to check out some of the other blogs on the A-Z Challenge. There are plenty of interesting and varied topics.