Sharon E. Cathcart

Sharon E. Cathcart
In The Eye of The Beholder

Q: How did you come up with your story?
The “what if” in my story was “What if Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, met a woman who was not a simpering virgin.” I was studying dressage at the time I started writing the book, so it became very easy to make Claire, my female protagonist, an equestrienne.

Q: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I think my inspiration was that I am a voracious reader.

Q: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be? Why?
I have been a newspaper editor, journalist/reporter, education manager, and a whole host of other job titles. I am always a writer, regardless of how I subsidize my life. 🙂 That said, when I was a little girl I always told people I was going to be a veterinarian like James Herriott (“All Creatures Great and Small”). I have a bunch of pets, but that’s as close as I’ve ever come.

Q: Favorite genres to read?
Bio. and Memoirs, History/Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Noir

Q: What are your pet peeves?
People who use their beliefs as a bludgeon. Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
I don’t swim very well; I have panic attacks if my face is covered with water because I get claustrophobic. I had swimming lessons for several years as a child and never could overcome the sensation that I was drowning.

Q: Where else can we find you, other titles, or anything else you’d like to share?

Thank you so much for this opportunity!

One Response to Sharon E. Cathcart

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this interview with your readers. 🙂

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