I have met Kate–like most of my writing friends–online. Via blogs and Twitter and Facebook, but the real test of an author is how you like their stories. Hers are great. So if you haven’t met her before, here are Five Things About Kate Noble.
1. Did you have a nickname growing up? I had several. Katie, being the simplest, and longest lasting. Goldilocks and Buckwheat perhaps the more interesting.
2. Do you celebrate when you finish a book and what you do? When the deadline is bearing down on me, and I can see the finish line in the distance, I will go buy a bottle of cheap champagne. Then, whenever I open the fridge, there it is, staring at me, reminding me I should be writing. As soon as I type ‘The End’, whether it be 11AM or 2AM, I’ll pop that baby open and pour myself a glass.
3. If you could go on a date with any superhero, who would you choose and why? Well, I suppose I’m going to have to say the Hulk, simply because my wonderful boyfriend has written a couple of Hulk and She-Hulk comics for Marvel. But, if I wasn’t being a loyal girlfriend, I would likely choose Captain America. There’s just something about a good old-fashioned corn-fed American guy with nice manners and a strong moral center that happens to be a genetically enhanced super soldier, you know?
4. If you were not writing, what job would you have? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Disney animator. In fact, I studied TV and Film production in college, so I would likely be behind a camera somewhere. Although secretly, I would love to be a pottery-making/world-travelling/soul-singing/polylingual/race car-driving lifestyle guru. Do you know of any job openings in that field?
6. If you were going to an island for a long time, name 5 things you would bring. I’m going to assume this island is populated by a 5 star hotel and resort, yes? (EB: Yeah, sure. It has a resort and electricity, wink) If so, here’s my list:
- The Boyfriend.
- The Credit Cards.
- A significant portion of the TBR pile.
- Contact lenses.
- My smart phone. Not only is it a GPS for when we get lost, but I have a sad Angry Birds addiction.
Everything else I can buy, right?
EB: Let’s hope so. Because when the smart phone runs out of power, and the Angry Birds are gone and you can’t listen to Clay Aiken, girlfriend, you’re in trouble.
Kate has two stories releasing next Tuesday: the full length novel, If I Fall, available in print and ebook, and a special e-novella, The Dress of the Season. To learn more about Kate and her wonderful historical romances, visit www.katenoble.com.