Introducing Nova Scotia author C. A. MacKenzie. Cathy enjoys writing poems, short stories and essays, many of which appear online and in various print anthologies and other publications. Her first novel, Wolves Don’t Knock, was published July 2018. In this interview, she shares a little about it.
1) What is the title of your recent book? Is it a series, what genre is it and is it suitable for all ages?
My recent novel is Wolves Don’t Knock. It’s evolved into a series, with the next two titled Mister Wolfe and My Brother, The Wolf. Mister Wolfe will be published within the next several weeks, with the last to be released in 2021.
Wolves Don’t Knock is a psychological drama. My granddaughter (12 at the time) read the book, but I’m not sure she understood everything that went on! I’d recommend 16+.
2) In a few sentences, tell us a little about the book. Give us a glimpse of the plot without giving away any spoilers.
Miranda is a sixteen-year-old, who had just given birth to a baby boy. She leaves the hospital to go for a walk and is kidnapped. She’s held for six years. The book is mainly about her readjustment to life with her mother and her son after being in captivity. The kidnapper, though, is not far away.
This book is written in the POVs of Miranda and her mother, Sharon. They each hold equal standing in the book, though I suppose Miranda would be the main character. The family lives in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, on a made-up street. Sharon has secrets from her past, which she reveals little by little. I can relate to both Miranda and Sharon; I’ve probably written a little of myself into each character.
4) What inspired you to write this book?
I’m a short story writer/poet, and had never intended to write a novel, let alone three! One short story evolved into a part two, which were published in Christmas anthologies in 2012 and 2013. I increased the word count to the short stories, and they became a novella. I wasn’t happy with it, though, and soon, I had a 60,000-word novel. I continued (for some reason!) until I had 80,000+ words. I still wasn’t happy, so I kept at it until I had approximately 104,000 words. I was then happy!
5) Where can readers buy this book?
It’s available locally through me and at select local retailers. Also, it’s available on Amazon and other online retailers.
Learn more about Cathy through these websites
- Cathy’s Blog/website
- Cathy’s Facebook Page
- Facebook “Writing Wicket” author page
- Facebook page “Wolves Don’t Knock
- Amazon.com Author Page
- Twitter: @GrannyMacKenzie
- Instagram: cathy1137
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