Welcome Kate! I am tickled pink to host this tour stop for you and Red Adept Publishing so readers can find out more about you and your new release, Binds That Tie. Thank you for allowing me to participate! And Congrats on just recently making the New York Times Bestseller list with your previous book!! How did you start your writing career?
I wrote my debut novel on maternity leave with my second child. I’ve always written in journals, up through high school and a bit in college, but after college I took a break. Then I had kids and sort of forgot about it all. You lose yourself when your kids are small, it’s all about feeding and napping and trying to look human when people come over and making sure you remember to periodically shower. My second child slept so much, I was bored to death. I wrote Thought I Knew you in four months.
Tell us about your current release.
Binds That Tie is my current book and it’s about a troubled marriage that is tested even further when the couple try to conceal a crime together. I love this book, it’s filled with flawed characters and painful admissions and accidental failings and a little bit of obsession.
Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?
Binds That Tie is a fascinating look into how a devolving relationship can burst apart at the seams when truly tested. It’s about how far people will go to protect themselves, even if that means turning their backs on the ones they love.
How do you react to a bad review of your book?
Most all reviews have truth to them. They smart, for sure. I shake it off, or try to, and go back and read them later, trying to ferret out that truth. Honestly, the three-star reviews hurt the most. The one and two star reviews, I can live with. Maybe the book just wasn’t for them. But the three star reviews mean they almost liked the book, which means I didn’t do my job.
My work in progress is called The Vanishing Year and is about a woman who is out of witness protection for a decade, building a new life, and decides to locate her birth mother, only to discover that someone will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
I always thought it would be fun to write a female private investigator. Spurred by the loss of someone close to her, she hangs a shingle, and discovers she’s gifted at the art of investigation. I don’t have any details but the stories would be endless. Series scare me a bit, because although the idea of returning to the same character sounds comforting, you have to be able to keep it fresh. I’m not sure I could do that with the same people. I delve too deep, too quick. I love the human psyche.
Have you attended a high school reunion? What did you learn?
I learned that no one is the same person they were in high school. And everyone is awesome. It was a ton of fun, and I was quiet in high school.
Beatles or Monkees?
Beatles. Is there really a question here?
Lol... I agree, but I have seen a few who preferred the Monkees...go figure. New York or LA? New York. I’ve been to both, but I grew up an hour outside of New York and to this day, it remains one of my favorite cities on earth.
Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extrovert? Why?
I think my friends probably think I’m an extrovert, but I think I’m an introvert. I’ve always preferred being alone to being with people, being in small groups to large. I don’t mind socializing, and conversely, I can speak in front of total strangers just fine. But large groups of people I sort of know? That situation gives me hives.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher like my dad.
Tell us five random facts about yourself:
1. I love to cook but cannot cook rice. Not even the minute kind.
2. I think they should make a perfume called “Old Library Book”
3. I strongly dislike most birds. I suspect they want to peck me to death. I don’t feel this way about chickens, which are probably the only bird that truly wants to peck me to death.
4. I live in a 150-year old farmhouse but I’m disappointed that I’ve never seen or heard a ghost.
5. I used to want to be a nurse but decided against it because I’m a sympathetic vomiter. You’re welcome.
Thanks Kate, it was a lot of fun!
Love ties. Murder binds.
Maggie never felt as though she belonged until Chris Stevens showed her what true happiness meant. Ten years into their marriage, miscarriages and infidelities have scarred them both. Despite their perfect-couple image, Maggie can’t look at Chris with anything but resentment. When a charismatic stranger offers the opportunity for a little harmless flirtation, she jumps into the game.
But charm soon turns to malice, and a deadly split-second decision forces Maggie and Chris onto a dangerous path fraught with secrets, lies, and guilt. With no one else to turn to—no one she dares trust—Maggie will ultimately learn just how binding marital ties can be.
MEET THE AUTHOR
New York Times Bestselling Author Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.
She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like.
Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.