Monday 27 July 2020

20 Questions with Authors : Catherine Bruns

Catherine Bruns is one of my favorite authors and her Cookies & Chance Mystery series is my absolute favorite.  There are 9 books in that series (so far) and every time I start reading the latest I feel like I am home visiting family, a dysfunctional family, but family none the less.  Also Catherine is a local (to me) author and I have had the pleasure of seeing her numerous times, at book signings, book workshops and other book related events and she is an amazing person.  Here are her books....

It Cannoli Be Murder
The Cookies & Chance Mystery series with 9 books (so far)

Tastes Like Murder
Baked to Death
Burned to a Crisp
Frosted with Revenge
Silenced by Sugar
Crumbled to Pieces
Sprinkled in Malice
Ginger Snapped to Death
Icing on the Casket
Formals, Fortune Cookies and Fraud (a short story)

The Cindy York Mystery series has 3 books (so far) :

Killer Transaction
Priced to Kill
For Sale by Killer

Her Italian Chef Mystery series has 2 books (so far) :

Penne Dreadful
It Cannoli be Murder

She has also contributed to the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series with 2 books :

Death of the Big Kahuna
Death of the Kona Man

She also has short stories published in the following books :

Killer Beach Reads
Pushing Up Daisies

Let's get to know her personally......

1.  What is your favorite color ?  Purple

2.  Sunset or sunrise ?   I'm not a morning person so I'd have to say sunset.

3.  Coffee, tea or soda ?  Coffee with cream and sugar.

4.  What is your favorite movie ?  Fried Green Tomatoes.

5.  What are your favorite toppings on pizza ?   None. I'm boring, so just plain old cheese for me.

6.  Cake or pie ? What is your favorite ?  Do I really have to choose? I love both, but I'll go with cake. Cheesecake, specifically.

7.  Favorite author (besides yourself) ?   I have so many that it's hard to narrow it down, but let's go with Sue Grafton, who I was lucky enough to meet once.

8.  Horror movie or chick flick ??   I hate horror movies. Definitely chick flicks.

9.  Cat or dog person ? Do you have any ? If so, what and names please....  Two cats, Spike and Harvard, and two dogs, Bubba and Lambeau. They are all boys, so that's a ratio of seven males to one female in my house.

10.  Ideal vacation ?   I'd love to go back to Hawaii.

11.  Camping or 5 star hotel ?   I need electricity and a comfortable bed so I'd say definitely a 5 star hotel.

12.  Favorite season and why ?   Fall. It's gorgeous in New York State at that time of year.

13.  Name ONE thing you are afraid of ....   Heights!

14.  Name ONE thing you cannot live without....  Books!

15.  What was your favorite subject in school ?  English/Creative Writing in high school. When I was in college, it was acting class.

16.  What was your least favorite subject in school ?  Algebra.

17.  What movie have you seem more than once ?   The Devil Wears Prada. I think I know almost every line.

18.  What is your guilty pleasure ?  (Can't be an answer already given...)   Lying by the pool with a good book. I don't get enough time to read these days.

19.  Who is your celebrity crush ?   Keanu Reeves

20.  Tell us something we don't know that you would like people to know about you ......  I always bag my own groceries. It was the first job I ever had so I guess I feel no one can do it as well as me, lol!

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