Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Welcome Catherine Yee
Hi, Catherine. Welcome to the blog. Tell us a little bit about you.
I’m a mom, a grandmother and married fifty years to the same guy. We’re both Air Force veterans. My husband was the one who processed me in on base, Valentine’s day February 14th 1960.
Wow, that's very romantic! Your first book comes out this month. Can you describe the time you first realized you were a “real” writer?
I’m not sure I’ve really come to that realization yet but I must be on the right track since Whiskey Creek offered me a contract.
Absolutely! What can we expect when we read your book?
Family crisis, action, romance, reaffirmation of love, redemption and most of all great courage of more than one family member. This book is a page turner.
It sure sounds like it. Why did you decide to be a writer? It’s hard work.
I had been writing short stories for many years but when I started writing fan fiction I realized I really could write something others wanted to read. I had all these stories in my head and I needed/wanted to get them onto paper.
I felt exactly the same way. What are your future goals for your writing?
I’m working on a spy novel at the moment after that I have more stories I want to tell some of which are about my family and others that lurk in my dreams.
Would you share your links so we can find you on the web?
Glad to share the links to my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1488077666 and my blog page http://mom.davidmlawrence.com. I don't have a buy link yet.
We’d love to read an excerpt. Don’t forget to tell us where we can find the book.
What followed next was a test of wills; the storm vs. the Thornton family. The family was determined to win. Clare had whoever was on communications radio their coordinates on more than one channel so it could be monitored by sea or air communications. At one point the lightning was illuminating everything for miles.
The buffeting of the plane was very intense. They were bouncing up and down like a ping pong ball. The hail beating on the hull of the aircraft was so loud they shouted at each other. Clare tried to rise above it but try as she might they could not break through the cloud tops. At one point Paul picked up ship to ship communication that said they were experiencing the storm of the century in the Pacific. “It’s a fine time for that to happen,” he mused.
Then it happened. Something snapped and the radio went dead. Paul looked over the trouble shooting list. All they could figure is that the antenna wire must have come loose. That was why Clare always carried a secondary communications device.
Paul sent out a call on the auxiliary radio: “We’ve lost our primary radio and we are using our alternative radio. Do you read us? This is MD-19924.”
Catherine, I love it, and believe it or not, I have two books already written with storms and equipment failure in airplanes. Come back and see us again anytime.