WORDS CANNOT ENTIRELY EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE CAT JOHNSON. SHE IS TALENTED AND SO SAVVY IT'S SCARY AND SHE IS A MINI TORNADO. NEVER HAVE I SEEN THIS LADY WITHOUT A SMILE. SHE LOVES MEETING HER READERS AND SHE IS SO GENEROUS. IT FIGURES THAT SHE AND I ARE BOTH LEOS. PART OF THE REASON IS LOVE HER SO MUCH, SHE ALSO IS A FELLOW NEW YORKER/INNER COUNTRY GIRL.
I ASKED CAT A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND THIS IS WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY!
Could you tell us what kind of Christmas and New Year traditions do you and your family partake of?
We have dinner Christmas Eve at my family's house, and dinner Christmas Day at his family's house. And after all that family time, I'm happy to report that New Years Eve is family free! We head to a friend's house for a big bash with incredible food, lots of booze and a professional Karaoke DJ!
What was your favorite Christmas gift?
One year my husband got me a limo for the day that took my friends and I all around NY City to shop, see the decorations and have lunch and dinner.
Do you have any favorite Christmas songs?
I LOVE "Baby, it's Cold Outside". That could be because it's a kind of romance. Okay, maybe it's more of a seduction story. :)
If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?
This would have to be a gift from that big Mega Millions winner because it's pretty big, but I want a house on a lake or a river so I can look out and see water while I work.
What was the inspiration for your Christmas story, A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS?
A single sentence in an email from the editor at the publisher who'd requested it. It was this... "How 'bout the story of a woman, who as a little girl, always asked for a cowboy for Christmas (some doll) and this time she gets her wish?" That was all it took. I was inspired. I turned on the Hallmark/Lifetime TV Channels' Countdown to Christmas movies as background while I worked and whipped out over 50,000 words in under a month.
What do you have in store for the New Year? For Readers? Conferences? Holidays?
Some exciting stuff! I'm booked for March 22nd to sign at Turn the Page in Boonsboro, MD with (excuse me while I drop this name) Nora Roberts! So that is exciting. I'll also be definitely at the RWA conference/signing in NJ in March, the RT Booklovers Con in NOLA in May, and Authors After Dark in Charlotte in August. Maybe a couple more so stay tuned...
As for releases, I'm excited there will be a new Oklahoma Nights release in March, Book 3 Three Weeks with a Bull Rider, and a new Studs in Spurs release in May, Thrown.
Any message you would like to share with my followers?
Besides wishing everyone the very best in 2014, I'd like to send out a plea on behalf of all authors and ask readers to Resolve to Review in 2014. If you liked a book, please leave a review on Amazon or BN, as well as on Goodreads. Even if you can't afford a book, or don't have time to read your TBR list as it is, but you want to support an author, add their book to your Amazon Wish List, which prompts Amazon to promote the book to their customers. It's a huge help and authors truly appreciate it.
Wishing everyone hot books, and hotter heroes, to keep you warm this winter!
IN DECEMBER OF 2011 I OPENED MY KINDLE TO BEGIN READING A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS BY CAT JOHNSON AND FOUND THAT THERE WAS A DEDICATION IN THAT BOOK. IT WAS ONE OF MY VERY FIRST DEDICATIONS AND I WAS ALL GIDDY AND THANKFUL. A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS IS AN AMAZING STORY AND I HOPE YOU ALL GRAB THIS STORY UP!
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