Thursday, January 15, 2015

AP Author Spotlight: Catherine Bennett

Catherine Bennett
Twitter ID: author_cbennett
Describe yourself in three words:
Trustworthy. Creative. Chocoholic.
Tell us a little about your latest release:
Devon's Choice
Faith, love and a cup of coffee, can change everything.
Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer. 
Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?
The beginning of the book came to me while I was walking my black Labrador, Riley. It was winter and, while Riley was plowing through the deep snow drifts, I began to think about the small suburb in Columbus, Ohio where I grew up. My old house, the streets where I rode my bike, and walked home from school evolved into the backdrop for Devon and Brandon's love story.
What is your earliest memory?
This may not be my earliest memory, but it's one that made quite an impression on me. My mom and dad had bought me my first bicycle, a white and pink Schwinn with training wheels. I was told only to ride it in the driveway unless my mom was with me. Of course being four years old, I didn't listen and ended up getting a spanking for riding it down the block and through an intersection. I also have picture of me dressed up as Batman sitting on the same bike.
What would you consider the greatest moment in your life?
When I accepted Christ.
What’s the hardest thing in in life you’ve done?
Earning a four year college degree.
What have you learned in life so far?
Action produces results, while worry accomplishes nothing. Being a procrastinator and a worrier, I have to keep reminding myself of these two things!
Everyone’s favourite question: if you could invite five people for dinner, who would it be?
My husband who is an awesome cook and gets so much joy watching people eat.
My two sons who love to eat.
My mom and dad, who died many years ago. I would love to talk to them again.
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