Welcome to this year’s fun spotlight introduction of Blog Battlers!
Every month we’re shining the light on a participant. Be sure to ask your own questions below!
|How long have you been a writer?||Eight years.|
|3 random facts about you!||1. I have college degrees, but I work in construction. |
2. I’m an animal lover.
3. I once survived a plane crash.
|What genre(s) do you write?||Fantasy, mostly fairy tale based.|
|What is your favorite BB story/entry you’ve written? What is the URL?||https://cathleentownsend.com/2016/04/17/anemone/|
|Have you published any books? Self/Indie published? Traditional? Hybrid?||Yes, and three of them have Blog Battle entries: Dragon Hoard, Twelve Tales of Christmas, and To the Victor. I’ve had my short stories pubbed in anthologies and ezines, but I mostly self-publish.|
|If you have published books, where can people go to buy your books?||Well, I have eight of them, so in the interests of brevity, I’ll send you to my site: https://cathleentownsend.com/my-books/.|
|Do you plan to publish? If so, self/indie, traditional or both/hybrid?||Right now I’m only interested in self-pubbing, at least for anything longer than a short story.|
|Who or what inspired you to start a blog and share your writing?||I started a blog to try to build an audience, but it was Blog Battle that got me to consistently write short fiction.|
|Any advice you could share with your fellow BBers?||Figure out what you want to write and then clearly brand your work so that interested readers can find you.|
|If you could write from anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?||I actually love where I live, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It’s covered in oaks, pine, and granite, and it always seems like hobs and dwarves could be lurking just out of sight.|
|In your own reading, who has been your favorite protagonist? Why? What makes them stand out?||I don’t think anyone could ever replace Frodo Baggins in my heart. He learned and grew and suffered, but he endured nonetheless.|
|Where are you strongest as a writer and feel like you could offer help and advice to fellow BBers?||I’m good at story critique and brainstorming outlines.|
|Where are you weakest as a writer and would like to get more feedback and help with?||Line edits and crutch words are always a work in progress.|
|Share any social media links you have where you’d like to connect with fellow BBers and readers.||https://www.facebook.com/CathleenTownsendAuthor/|
|How did you discover BB? (If you’d care to share!)||On Twitter.|
Thanks so much for sharing, Cathleen!
And keep your eyes peeled for the next Prompt Word coming Friday, September 3rd!
Please take a moment to ask Cathleen some questions in the comments section.