Author Interview: Kate Forster
Today is my stop on the The Sisters blog tour and I am pleased to welcome Kate Forster on to the blog with a quick interview! She’s come up with some fascinating answers!
What is your favourite thing about writing books?
Finding out how my characters want their stories to end and then working out how to make the reader feel on that journey. I often feel as though I am transcribing someone’s life story, more than creating it, as the characters feel very real to me while I write.
Who is your favourite character in your book and why?
I love Violetta. She is struggling with self-worth so much at the start of the book. She has been told she is worthless so many times she begins to believe it, as is always the case. She has a huge discovery about herself and how she matters, and she falls in love with someone who she probably would have never have considered dating before her introspection and honesty about where she is in her life.
What is your favourite drink to consume while writing?
Coffee! All of the coffee! And Diet Coke which is awful and unhealthy but I try and limit this treat.
Do you have any bad habits while you’re writing?
Checking my email. Falling down the rabbit hole of research and ending up watching baby elephant videos on Youtube. I am easily distracted sometimes.
How do you research your books?
I keep Pinterest boards of looks and feels and quotes and name and more. I read a lot all the time and I bookmark things and attach them to my Scrivener writing software.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
What is the hybrid of this? Plantser? I have goal for my characters and flesh it out to a point but then I just write and while they arrive at the end I had for them, they may take a different route than I had planned to get there.
If you could live in any fictional world, which would you choose and why?
I really love the world in The Little White Horse. Castles and wolves, and geraniums and kitchen gardens and a fireplace in the bedroom was my goal as a child. It is such an evocative world that Elizabeth Goudge created, and one that has always stayed with me.
If you could befriend any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
I would befriend Harry Potter and take him away from those horrible Dursley’s for the holidays. I think that’s the mother in me wanting to protect children. Or I would befriend Lizzie Bennett and tell her to not marry Darcy and become a CEO of a big company and employ lots of women!
About the book
The de Santoval sisters are heiresses to a glamorous fashion house, and the darlings of LA society.
Violetta is the hottest reality TV star of the moment, with a fierce press interest to rival Hollywood’s A-list. Carlotta is an exclusive horse trainer, as wild as the stallions she breaks in. Fine-arts consultant Grace is hiding a dark secret she must keep hidden at all costs. Their mother, wealthy fashion maven Birdie De Santoval, lies unconscious following a mysterious accident. Blame soon falls on their powerful but ruthless tycoon father, the missing Leon De Santoval.
Beneath the ritzy façade of the de Santoval family lies a web of deceit and betrayal that hides a secret that threatens to destroy them all…