13 June 2011

{Interview} Cat Clarke author of Entangled

By: Me My Shelf And I | 13 June 2011 at 10:16 AM | |

Today we are lucky enough to have Cat Clarke with us! I had so much fun coming up with these questions for her and chatting with her on Twitter. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of her book but it seems everyone is sold out of it….good for Cat, bad for me.

With out further ado here is the fun and informative interview with Cat!

cat in hat

Hi Cat, thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to do an interview with us! You have a lot of interesting and fun to read info on yourself in you FAQ (saq) area on your blog, so I’m going to try to come up with some new stuff for the world to read.

First off let’s just start at the beginning, your name ‘Cat’. Is it short for something, did your mother have a love for felines? Tell the world the story of your name:

Hi! Thanks for having me on your lovely blog! The story of my name is quite short: Cat is short for Catriona, which is a Scottish name and also the name of a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. People usually can’t pronounce Catriona, so it’s much easier to shorten it!

So, Entangled. Tell me the story of your books name. Was it the original name? Did Entangled have a temporary name while it was still a WIP? Currently my WIP is called Smooth Criminal, it was between that and Musical Sorbet…oddly it’s not actually about music…sorry let’s get back on track – Entangled, tell us how it was named.

It’s a source of constant shame that I didn’t come up with the name ENTANGLED. I have my lovely editor to thank for that one. The original name is too embarrassing and silly to tell you, but I can tell you that when I was querying agents and when the manuscript was out on submission to publishers it was called BROKEN. It was okaaaaay, just a bit blah, y’know?8579933

By the way, I love MUSICAL SORBET! You’re clearly a titling genius!

Now, I’m a self proclaimed cover snob, and your cover is just beautiful! Did you have any say in it? How did you feel when you saw it?

Thank you! I take no credit for that whatsoever! I was consulted about the cover and the one thing I was sure of was that I didn’t want a face on it… er… what can I say? I was very, very wrong. When it comes to covers, publishers usually know best. (Apart from when they don’t and they get it horribly wrong – in which case, please don’t blame the poor author!)

When did you actually feel like an author? Was there a moment that stands out for you?

Hmm, it’s hard to say. There were lots of little milestones along the way, but I suppose it was the moment I held the ARC in my hands. It was a real shock, as I hadn’t known they’d been printed yet. Someone came up to me at work and handed it to me… I remember saying something like, ‘I think I might throw up now.’

How has life changed at all since the pub date of Entangled?

I think my life has changed in some ways – I’m certainly busier than I was before publication. There’s lots of juggling to be done. (Not ACTUAL juggling… I would love it if juggling was part of my job. *wistful sigh*) I’ve had to become more disciplined with my writing i.e. I can’t just write when the mood takes me – I just have to get on with it in the face of looming deadlines. Something else that’s changed is that I get a lot more emails from people I don’t know – and I love getting emails (as long as they’re nice…).

And before we wrap up, Cat are you working on anything new? Anything we can look forward to from you?

I’m about to look at the copy edits for my next book, TORN, which will be published in January 2012. And I’m about halfway through writing the book after that, currently titled UNDONE. Oh, and I’m also working on a Top Sekrit Project that’s completely different to anything I’ve written before. See? Juggling!

Thanks so much again for doing this! It’s been a pleasure chatting with you today!

Thank you!

Find Cat Clarke and Entangled:


  1. You are good at coming up with questions! I'm dreadful at it.

    I like the title Musical Sorbet!

    Love how she says "Apart from...get it horribly wrong"

    Great interview!

  2. I had fun reading this interview. She loves tittles with one word! The cover is very pretty!

  3. Great questions; great interview!

    Don't be a stranger; stop by my blog and say hi! I'm not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  4. Great interview and questions. It must have been sureal for her receiving her first ARC of her own book.


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