As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the
Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in
Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers &
What made you fall in love with the romance genre?
The humor, the wit, and the quality of the writers. Oh, and the stories. Reading my favorite authors is like having a cozy catch-up with my closest friends.
If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in
the lead and why?
I have no idea. I know there are readers who have real people in mind when they read. There are writers who cast their books that way. To be honest, I feel that I am writing about souls. The exterior? It doesn’t matter. It is the heart that counts. I honestly, even in the spirit of fun, am clueless.
What was the first story you ever wrote?
ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL, which is also the first book I completed. As a kid, I didn’t write to tell stories. I had a hundred going on in my head at any moment but lacked the desire to write any of them down. A girlfriend and I used to tell each other scary stories. When I decided to write, I began on a very bad story. I never made it out of the fifty-page first chapter. I began again and that was ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL.
If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or
movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it? (Spoiler alert!)
I rewrite movie endings all the time. I like everything nice and neat with all questions answered. What I WOULDN’T rewrite is A Song of Ice and Fire series. George got it right. What an imagination.
What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new
My favorite part is connecting with a reader who “gets” what I’m doing and respects the genre. The best part of meeting new readers is their enthusiasm over discovering this whole new world of stories—especially the readers who would never touch a romance before book enlightenment.
You can meet Cathy Maxwell and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is
a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Cathy is one of our guests of honor this
year, along with Sherrilyn Kenyon and Marie Bostwick! Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen,
Texas, November 10-12 for:
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Panels and discussions in the author lounge
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
- The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table!