Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Guest- Cate Masters

Indefinable stories

I’m fascinated by authors whose stories transcend description, let alone a label. Whose stories go beyond mashing a genre or two, to an intricate interweaving of many genres. Writers such as Diana Gabaldon, who, interestingly enough, initially began writing just to see if she could write a book. Wow. Can she ever.

Though publishers and critics might complain about their inability to slap a definitive label on it, do readers really care? It doesn’t seem so, if she’s a national and international bestseller.

I was so inspired to read that Ms. Gabaldon doesn’t think about any of that when she writes. She writes to please herself, and to craft a great story.

I’ve always been a big believer in authors going with their gut, and following the flow of the story while writing. And then, of course, revising like crazy after the first draft’s down.

Ground Rules is a Christmas fantasy, but deeper than that, it’s a story about fulfilling oneself, and believing in oneself to find happiness.

I hope you’ll pop over to my blog for the blurb, excerpt, Casting Call, and more:

Here’s the book video:

Thanks for having me at your blog, Paty! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes books don't fit neatly in a genre anyway!

Cate Masters said...

Yep, those are often the best kind, Alex! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Good luck with this newest, Cate.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks much, Susan. I appreciate you stopping by.

And thanks for having me at your blog, Paty! Happy holidays!