Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Throwing Light is mystery that will grab you from the start and hold you till the last page.
What was your favorite scene to write?
Suspense and tension and scenes involving the villain being horrible to the heroine are the best bits to write because I can let my imagination go to the depths of human depravity. I can do that as a writer and then step away from my computer and go back to my normal life.
That's a tricky one. Grace has to be someone intelligent with guts, maybe English actress Hattie Morahan and for Tom, Aiden Turner (mainly because I think he's hot). But of course it will all hinge on whether either of them can do a convincing New Zealand accent. So far I've never heard an overseas actor do it perfectly-mostly they sound Australian. Jane is trickier, perhaps NZ actor Emily Barclay. Carl has to be good-looking, but evil, Karl Urban would do a good job.What is your dream cast for your book?
Currently, I'm working on my third novel which also has two stories within one book. It's set in 2016 and in 1850 and is the story of multiple generations of women from one family whose lives are thrown into chaos by the actions of the men who are supposed to love and protect them. I'm writing it as my major project for the final year of an advanced diploma in applied writing.What are you working on now?
Tell us a little bit about your book...
This is the situation the main character, Grace, finds herself in. She discovers by accident that she's adopted and as both of her adopted parents are dead, she has no one to turn to for answers. She goes in search of her birth parents, but discovers a missing-person mystery and feels compelled to solve it.Throwing Light is a story about identity. We all have a sense of who we are which is partially based on our ancestry. But if you discovered that everything you thought to be true about your parentage was a lie, it would shake you to the core.Grace is also dealing with the unexpected arrival of Tom, her ex-boyfriend. He broke her heart two years earlier, but seems determined to convince her to take him back. He gets involved in the search in an attempt to win grace's heart.Running parallel to Grace's story, we watch the events of twenty-five years earlier unfold. Grace's birth mother, Jane has had a difficult life, but is determined not to let it define who she is. She moves far from her home to start again, but her past catches up with her and threatens her future.The past and present collide at the end with terrifying results.
Shame on Who? (Short Prequel to Throwing Light)
In 1979, fifteen-year-old Jane Smith announced to her parents that she was expecting a baby. Thirty-five years later, the repercussions of the decision made by her father on that day come home to roost in the romantic thriller 'Throwing Light.' 'Shame on who?' is a short prequel to the book and provides insight into the dramatic events that changed Jane's life.
After a twenty-plus-year career in the applied arts industry, including owning her own fashion and jewellery labels, Kathy decided to turn her creative skills to writing fiction.
Her first novel, Peak Hill, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.
Kathy now squeezes full-time study for an advanced diploma in applied writing in around writing novels and short stories, teaching sewing and pattern making and being a wife and mother.
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