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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Who's that girl? Interview - Catherine Evans

We have another writer from Oz in the hot seat today!

Name? Catherine Evans (who also writes as Cate Ellink)

Where are you? South coast of NSW, Australia.

How many years have you been a member of RWOz?  3 years.

What genre/s do you write? One part of me writes low-brow literary type stories; the other part writes erotic short stories.

Who are your favourite authors? Iain Pears, Jeffrey Deaver, Leon Uris, Enid Blyton, Isabel Allende, Ed McBain.

What inspired you to write romance? My husband still questions whether I know anything about romance! I fell into romance because RWA gave great feedback on a contest I entered. Most stories have some degree of romance but I'm not necessarily a HEA girl. I like to investigate the human mind and relationships. I also like to push boundaries - not just story but writing style/technique too.

Who's your dream agent and/or dream publisher? My writing style (first person, not high brow literary) means I'm not suited to my dream publisher. I need to have some new dreams!

What's the best thing about going to conference?  Talking about writing with people who "get" it.

And lastly, finish these statements...
My best writing milestone to date is...
I have an erotic short story coming out in an anthology (Gotta Have It: 69 stories of sudden sex) in March. 

Thanks for answering my questions, Catherine!


  1. Hi Kylie, Hello Catherine,

    It was great meeting you, Catherine. Thanks for bringing her to us, Kylie!

  2. Nas, you're quick off the mark today! LOL Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Hi Catherine, congrats on your erotic short story! It's always lovely catching up with you at conference :)

  4. Hi Catherine
    Congratulations on your short story - great news!
    From the 'other' Concord girl :)

  5. Hi Janni & Helene, great to see you here.

    One little snippet of information I did forget to pop into Cath's intro was that she's been an RWA contest coordinator for the last couple of years.

    Having had the experience of helping coordinate one of the annual contests last year, I gained a huge amount of appreciation and respect for our contest coord.volunteers - the job of running one is huge!

    Hats off to Cath for doing this a few times on her own!

  6. Helen, thanks for dropping by!

    Cath's short story success was great news. I can remember an email from her about the time that happened. It's a thrill, certainly a memory to hang on to!

  7. Cath, great to see you in the spotlight!

    And, Kylie, another job Cath's been doing in RWA - the deputy editor of Hearts Talk. I can't imagine having been the editor without her there. =)

  8. Hey Cath you legend . You know, when you put the two styles of genre you write in the same sentence, it's really quite a contrast.

  9. Thanks, Rach, for adding to the list of things Cath has been doing for RWA. She's one busy lady!

    Anita, you're so right about the contrast of genres! Until you pointed it out I hadn't noticed that. LOL

    I like that Cath seems to possess split personalities when writing - and I think many of us who write in other genres do too. I possess at least three distinct personalities *grin*.

  10. Hi Cath,
    big congrats on your erotic publication, great to see :)

  11. Oh my... here was I was coming to say hello to Kylie, not expecting this great reception. Thanks Kylie and everyone.

    Hello Nas, nice to meet you.
    Hi Janni Nell :-) one of my lovely proofing team.
    Hello Helene, one of the great FNQ team.
    Hey my fellow Concordian, Helen!
    Hi Rachel, retired editor extraordinaire! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you.
    Hey Anita! Thanks :-)
    Hi Mel, a great erotic writer.
    Wow Kylie, thanks for hosting a great party! I'll call you the hostess with the mostest!


  12. Hi, Mel, great to see you here!

    LOL, Cath, thanks! I love having guests visit, so thanks for volunteering! :-)