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Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Cat Johnson

Please welcome Cat Johnson as part of The Qwillery's Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interviews.


Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Cat Johnson


TQ:  What inspired you to become a writer?

Cat:  I've always written, since grade school. I won my first writing contest in First Grade and the prize was that I got to ride in the Chief of Police's car in the town's Memorial Day Parade. Once you stroke a writer's ego like that, it pretty much clinched it that I would always want to write. LOL

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Cat:  Conquering my tendency to procrastinate. It's easy to bargain with myself and say, Oh, I don't have to write today, I'll just write double tomorrow... All you fellow procrastinators out there know what I'm talking about. And it doesn't help that because I work from home, most often in my PJs with the laptop in bed, it doesn't seem like I'm working to my friends and relatives, even when I actually am, and disruptions are everywhere.

TQ:  What writing achievement are you most proud of?

Cat:  Things in this business are so fleeting, I mean the sales ranks on Amazon.com literally change hourly, but I am very proud that my first cowboy menage Rough Stock reached #1 in the Western Romance Category on Amazon Canada. Obscure, I know, and it's possible I'm the only one that saw it there, but it was there. LOL. I've won a number of awards too and of course, I'm proud and amazed at every one of those. I was totally blown away at Authors After Dark Philly 2011 when I won the Bookie Award for Best Western Romance for UNRIDDEN. I was up against some very tough competition for that one.

TQ:  What one thing should everyone know about your writing?

Cat:  Even though it is fiction, I do research a lot to try and give it realism and accuracy--then sometimes I change things anyway to make the plot work. Writer's prerogative...

TQ:  Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.

Cat:  I just had 2 stories release in December: A Cowboy for Christmas which is a full length contemporary erotic romance novel from Ravenous Romance and a short story Cole (Book 5 in my Red, Hot & Blue series with Samhain). For February, Cowboy Shuffle released from All Romance eBooks on February 2nd. It's part of ARe's Perfect Strangers series that launched in February last year. Cowboy Shuffle is the sequel to my story from last year Texas Two-Step. Then also in February is Valentine Cowboys, a novella length threesome, a sequel to A Cowboy for Christmas from Ravenous Romance. I've been busy! LOL You can always keep up with me on my site at CatJohnson.net. There is a Coming Soon page as well as a Series Reading Order page.

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Cat Johnson

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Cat:  Thank you for having me!!


About Cat

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Cat Johnson
As an author of contemporary romance in genres including military, cowboy, ménage and paranormal, Cat Johnson uses her computer so much she wore the letters off the keyboard within a year. As a self-proclaimed promo 'ho, she is known for her creative marketing and research practices. Consequently, Cat has sponsored bull riding rodeo cowboys, owns an entire collection of cowboy boots and camouflage shoes for book signings and a fair number of her consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living. In her real life, she's been a marketing manager, professional harpist, bartender, tour guide, radio show host, Junior League president, wife and avid animal lover. Find out more at www.CatJohnson.net

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The View From Monday - February 27, 2012

Happy Last Monday in February. Don't fret. We get a bonus day in February this year.  It's going to be yet another busy week at The Qwillery.

Monday -  Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview with Cat Johnson.

Tuesday -  2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Elspeth Cooper. Songs of the Earth (The Wild Hunt 1) will be published on February 28, 2012.

Wednesday -  Interview with Tobias S. Buckell. Arctic Rising will be published on February 28, 2012.

Thursday -  2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Chris F. Holm. Dead Harvest (The Collector 1) will be published on February 28, 2012.

Friday -  2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Benedict Jacka. Fated (Alex Verus 1) will be published on February 28, 2012.

Saturday -  Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview with Judi Fennell.

Sunday -  Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview with BA Tortuga.


There are a lot of books out this week! A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking HERE. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)."


February 28, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Know No Fear
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Dan Abnett F - Horus Heresy 19
Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra
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Poul Anderson SF - Omnibus
Into the Darkness
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V.C. Andrews H
How to be Death
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Amber Benson UF - Calliope Reaper-Jones 4
Burn Me Deadly (h2mm)
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Alex Bledsoe EF/M - Eddie LaCrosse 2
The Ruined City
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Paula Brandon F - Veiled Isles Trilogy 2
Arctic Rising
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Tobias S. Buckell SF
The Gravity Pilot (h2mm)
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M.M. Buckner SF
Overkill
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Robert Buettner SF - Orphan's Legacy 1
Path of the Renegade
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Andy Chambers SF - Warhammer
Spellbound Falls
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Janet Chapman R w/ PE - Spellbound Falls 1
Songs of the Earth (d)
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Elspeth Cooper F - The Wild Hunt 1
The Helios Conspiracy
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Jim DeFelice Th/SF
The Flood
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William C. Dietz SF - Halo
Singularity
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Ian Douglas SF - Star Carrier 3
The Scar
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Sergey Dyachenko
Marina Dyachenko
F
By a Thread
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Jennifer Estep UF - Elemental Assassin 6
A Kingdom Besieged (h2mm)
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Raymond E. Feist EF - Chaoswar Saga 1
Carpathia
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Matt Forbeck F/AH
Jane Vows Vengeance
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Michael Thomas Ford PNR - Jane Bites 3
Joe Golem and the Copper Girl: A Short Story (e)
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Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
SF
Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors
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Molly Harper PNR - Jane Jameson 4
Black Howl
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Christina Henry UF - Black Wings 3
Dead Harvest (d)
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Chris F. Holm UFN - Collector 1
The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure Treason
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William Irwin Philosophy
My Lord Vampire
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Alexandra Ivy PNR - Immortal Rogues 1
Fated (d)
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Benedict Jacka UF - Alex Verus 1
Night Games
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Crystal Jordan PS
Curses! A F**ked-Up Fairy Tale (d)
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J.A. Kazimer F/Humor
Kings of Morning
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Paul Kearney EF - Macht 3
The Amazon Legion (h2mm)
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Tom Kratman SF - Desert Called Peace 4
Witchful Thinking
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H. P. Mallory PNR - Jolie Wilkins 3
The Medusa Amulet (h2mm)
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Robert Masello Th w/ PE
Iron Warriors: The Omnibus
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Graham McNeill SF- Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines
A Sliver of Shadow
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Allison Pang UF - Abby Sinclair 2
Shadow Chaser (h2mm)
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Alexey Pehov EF - Chronicles of Siala 2
Touchstone
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Melanie Rawn F - Glass Thorns 1
The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles
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Andy Remic EF - Clockwork Vampire Omnibus
Don't Kill the Messenger (tp2mm)
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Eileen Rendahl PNR - Messenger 1
The Man from Primrose Lane (d)
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James Renner H
Knight of the Blazing Sun
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Josh Reynolds EF - Warhammer
Red Harvest (h2mm)
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Joe Schreiber SF - Star Wars
The Darkest Seduction
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Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 11
Angels' Flight
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Nalini Singh PNR - Guild Hunter Novellas
A Distant Tomorrow
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Bertrice Small HFR - World of Hetar 2
Hybrids (h2mm)
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Whitley Strieber SF
Fever (d)
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Joan Swan RS w/ PE - Phoenix Rising 1
Dream Castles: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Two
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Jack Vance SF
That Which Divides
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Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek
Vortex (h2mm)
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Robert Charles Wilson SF - Spin 3



March 1, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Ivey and the Airship
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Cheryl Ammeter F/PNR - Aether's Edge 1
Darkness Bound
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Stella Cameron PNR - Chimney Rock1
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction
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Grace L Dillon (ed) SF - Anthology Sun Tracks 69
The Kingdoms of Dust
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Amanda Downum F - Necromancer Chronicles3
Exogene
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T.C. McCarthy SF - Subterrene War 2
The Ruby Kiss
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Helen Scott Taylor PNR - Magic Knot Fairies 3
A Light on the Veranda (ri)
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Ciji Ware TTR



d - Debut
e - Ebook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HFR - Historical Fantasy Romance
M - Mystery
PE - Paranormal Elements
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PS - Paranormal Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFN - Urban Fantasy Noir
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