#BOOKSauthorsREAD with @CateBeauman and her Bodyguards of LA County #amreading
What was your favorite book as a child?
I can honestly say I hated reading as a child. I loved being outside playing in the dirt, riding bikes, and catching tadpoles in the pond close to our house. It wasn’t until later that I found my love of reading. My favorite book to this day is Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. I love the message behind the zany rhythm and rhyming words. When life gets tough this is my go-to pick-me-up.
What book inspired you to be an author?
Ooh, this is tricky. I’m not sure I can say that it was one book in particular. I never knew I wanted to be an author. I didn’t even know I could write! Storytelling happened by chance. I’m a big believer in fate, and I know that creating novels is mine. For years I worked in Special Education. In 2010 my family and I relocated from New Hampshire to Tennessee where I accepted a job that I quickly resigned from. Unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, I was very much at a crossroads. One night I was reading a Nora Roberts book in bed (I have almost everything she’s written, so I’m not sure which one.) and had an epiphany. I knew that I was going to be a writer. It’s now four and a half years later and I’ve never looked back!
What is the last book you read just for fun?
I haven’t read for pleasure in months. Kids, work, and life in general keeps things busy, but I do have Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts sitting on my bedside table. One of these days when I have thirty minutes to string together I plan to open it up and get lost in a wonderful tale. I can’t wait!
What upcoming releases are you most looking forward to?
I noticed that Kathleen Brooks has a new book, Destined for Power, that is due out in April. I haven’t read any of her work yet, but I know so many readers who enjoy her, so I would like to give her Women of Power series a try.