Ha-ha ha-ha…Welcome, welcome everyone, to Chatting With the Chicks of Chick Lit. I’m your host, Chuck Lottateeth,
and I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the most fascinating characters in literature today. I’m talking about the leading ladies of Chick Lit—those enchanting, romantic, darling, sexy, sweet, funny, headstrong—and, let’s face it, sometimes downright frustrating—modern women who headline this fabulously fun genre. I’m sure you’re going to love getting the skinny on these “novel” heroines, and who knows? You might just find your new BFF on the pages of one of these books!
Without further ado, please put your hands together and show some love for today’s guest…
Catherine is student at Austen College in Mansfield Park, South Carolina where she’s majoring in history with a concentration in Civil War studies. She likes historical romance novels, walks on the beach, and handsome, witty civil servants with avaricious fathers. She hails from “Northanger Revisited 2015”, one of the short stories in the inaugural Meryton Press anthology, Sunkissed: Effusions of Summer , which is on a Flat Stanley tour across North America this summer. To follow along and enter the giveaway, remember #SunKissedRoadTrip
Chuck: Welcome, Catherine!
Catherine: Thanks for having me on the show, Chuck!
Chuck: Are you ready?
Catherine: I sure am. This is going to be so much fun!
Chuck: If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?
: Hmm…I think I’d be sandals. You know, because they’re casual and summery. Oh, but not those cheap flip-flops you buy at the dollar store and wear to the shower at a campground site. I’d be nice, pretty sandals—maybe with some silver on them—something classic like…these! Oooh, I love pearls!
Chuck: What are the three items you would absolutely need to have with you if you were shipwrecked on a desert island?
Catherine: Well, I’d need my sunblock, for starters. I’m pretty fair-skinned, and my Aunt Paulette says if I use my sunscreen now I won’t have wrinkles when I’m older. Second, I’d have to have my romance novels, of course. And I couldn’t go without my cell phone. But then, if I had my cell phone, I wouldn’t be shipwrecked for too long, would I?
Chuck: If you had only $15 to spend, what would be the perfect date? $50? $5,000?
: For $15, I’d take in a rom-com or a summer blockbuster at the matinee, and then tour an old historic mansion—one with a lot of tales to tell, and maybe a ghost or two. $50 might get me dinner at my favorite seaside restaurant with my favorite guy, if he was off-duty. It would be very romantic: Sunset and crab legs and chilled champagne. Yum!
And for $5000? Well, who has THAT kind of money to spend on one date? Gee-whiz! Maybe some bizillionaire or a prince or a Hollywood heart throb. I certainly don’t know anyone like that. With 5000 dollars, a girl could jet off to the Caribbean or Paris or anywhere! I’d have to let Henry choose the destination though—he’s been to Europe and everything. I’ve only been as far as Washington, DC on my senior high-school trip.
Chuck: Your best friend is asked to describe you in five words. What would they be?
Catherine: Henry is my best friend. *blushes* He would describe me first and foremost as honest. I call ’em like I see ’em. Maybe I’m a little naive, but not in clueless, stupid way. Henry says I’m constitutionally incapable of being rude. Oh, wait—that’s five words all by itself.
Chuck: Your nemesis is also asked to describe you in five words. What would they be?
Catherine: That John Thorpe, he’s my nemesis, although he doesn’t think he is. He thinks I’m his…his girlfriend! Which I most definitely am not! At first, he used words like babe and beautiful to describe me. And he called me Cathy (which I hate!). But then when I didn’t want to travel with him all the way to Bristol —overnight!—he called me an uppity b-word! No, I don’t care for John Thorpe…at all.
Chuck: If you could be the heroine in any chick flick, who would it be and why?
I’d guess I’d be Melanie from Sweet Home Alabama.
Do you know that movie? I saw it on cable a while back, and I just loved it! Melanie is a Southern girl like me, and she goes to New York City and becomes this big fashion designer, and has a really cute fiance. But she’s got this really cute ex back home in Alabama too. I like that movie because Melanie has to examine her options, and decide what she wants, and afterwards, she follows her heart. I think every girl should stand up for what she wants and follow her heart. Don’t you?
Sunkissed: Effusions of Summer – “If you desire a little heat, a summer flirtation, or an escape to bask in your own private sun, this whimsical collection of original short stories is inspired by all things summer. In collaboration with some of Meryton Press’s most popular and award-winning authors, this anthology debuts other promising and emerging talent.” – Available in Kindle and Print formats