Katrina Hart but she is always called Katie. She lives in the East of England with her family, two hyper cats Holly and Smokey as well as Jessie her dog. Katrina always had a passion for reading and could spend her life time engrossed in a good book. In her twenties she joined an online writing class, where she fell in love with writing her own stories. She started her first Fantasy novel called Finding Destiny on the course and had it published some time later. She's always writing something mostly in the night because she doesn't sleep, but she always finds it magical writing when the stars are out in the sky.
Welcome to my blog, Katrina. Please tell us about your Christmas Story, Love In Little Snow.
Thank you for having me... Love In Little Snow follows Dr Bailey Cartwrite who is devastated when his girlfriend, Lucy, is killed. However, in her last act of love, Lucy appears to Bailey as an angel and sends him to the world of Little Snow – the snow globe world for Christmas. Now he must open his heart to the new woman in his life and find his way back to God before the end of Christmas day.
Where did you get your inspiration for this story?
I've always loved Christmas, the lights, snow and festive feel that surrounds that time of year ever since I was very young. But one of the best things about Christmas is spending it with those you hold close to your heart. It's a time for love and helping each other's magical wishes come true. And the most perfect time of year to find a forever love. For me that was what inspired my story forever once in a lifetime love over one of the most beautiful times of the year...
What kind of research did you do?
For Love In Little Snow I had to do some bible verses research. However, because it's set in a fictional town I mostly just followed my characters through their journey.
Do you consider your female characters to be strong and feisty or meek yet spirited?
Both the female characters who feature in my book are strong in their own way. Lucy is strong because she has accepted her fate and with a loving heart sent Bailey to find love again. Holly is strong and caring, she's good a pushing down her inner feelings and helping others.
Now it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.
I've always had a passion for reading ever since I was very little and used to keep my favourite little book Peter Rabbit under my pillow to read by mini torch-light once everyone was fast asleep. Mainly because I never could sleep at night and when I did I would go sleepwalking and move things about in our house or make tea but instead pour the water all over the floor. So books were a great way of making the night go faster while living many adventures in my mind and making up parts of the stories.
That is so fascinating. Thank you so much for this interview, Katrina. I really appreciate it. I hope my readers will check out this Christmas story.