Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SAY HELLO TO BEST SELLING AUTHOR: CATHERINE COULTER

When I find a novel that rocks, I go on the hunt to find them all. You can probably imagine how massive my TBR pile is right now because I'm always finding spectacular authors.

So you may already know that I'm a HUGE fan of Catherine Coulter and have been reading her work for years.  In fact, when I was missing two books from her collection, Nemesis and Insidious, Awesome Anna from www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com
gave me both for Christmas!


Since then, I've added her latest FBI thriller called The Devil's Triangle to my bookcase. If suspense novels aren't your thing, though, Ms. Coulter has a ton of historical romance stories that are just as riveting.

Catherine Coulter is a New York Times bestselling author who was born in Texas on December 26, and has written over 75 novels.  Her new book, Enigma, will be released on September 12, 2107 and I can't wait!


 Here's a mini interview from this talented and prolific writer.

1.  You've been writing for a lot of years specifically with historical romance novels.  What made you switch to contemporary romantic suspense, and did you find it difficult?



Ms. Coulter:  I didn't "switch" from historical romances to contemporary romantic suspense or the FBI suspense thriller series. For many years I've done one genre, then the other. I'm convinced this kept my brain unconstipated. Did I find it difficult? No, the two genres are very different thus it simply requires a different sort of focus.

2.  You're on an island and can only take 3 things with you for 30 days.  What would you bring?

 Ms. Coulter:  Peanut butter, guacamole, and pina coladas.

3.  That Pina Colada sounds awesome right about now! I fell in love with Savich and Sherlock in The Cove, and there's been no turning back. since then.  The intensity and chemistry between these two make me come back again and again to experience their love story, but I'm also driven by the nail biting suspense and action.  Do you actually know people like these two characters, and if not, how were they created?

Ms. Coulter: Alas, I do not know anyone like Savich and Sherlock. They are special. They are themselves. As is very common amongst writers, both Savich and Sherlock simply wrote themselves.



4.  I would sure hang out with them any time. What guilty pleasure are you eating these days?

Ms. Coulter: Hummingbird cake.

5.  Yummy! You've been blessed as a writer, but if you weren't an author, what would you be doing?

Ms. Coulter: A hairdresser, a cat walker, a speech writer (that's what I used to do on Wall Street).

Thanks so much Ms. Coulter for sharing these tidbits.  To find out more about this phenomenal author, visit her here: 

            Catherine's Facebook
   https://www.catherinecoulter.com


HUMMINGBIRD CAKE - Paula Deen


Ingredients


Frosting





DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray three 9-inch baking pans with nonstick baking spray.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar and vanilla at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Add the bananas and pineapple, beating until combined.
Using a measuring cup, spoon the batter into each of the three prepared pans, one scoop at a time to ensure an even distribution. Slam the pans against the counter to get any air bubbles out of the batter.
Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Spread some Frosting between the layers. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Garnish with coconut and nuts if desired.

Frosting

Beat the butter and cream cheese together with a handheld electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar in increments. Lastly beat in the lemon juice and vanilla.
Enjoy!


28 comments:

  1. great post RO, I'm a Coulter contemporary fan and a fan of her collaboration with JT Ellison of her Brit in the FBI series. JT Ellison is one of my all time favorite authors.
    Thanks for this

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    1. I agree Debbie. She's a really good author, and I would have loved to pick her brain even more. I've never read Ellison on her own, but need to check out her books. Thanks for the tip! Hugs...Happy Friday

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful post, so many things to take away from it. The books look nice and great review indeed. Nice of you to share. Greetings!

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    1. Definitely a lot of books to check out for sure from this author. Hope you have an amazing weekend! Today is my birthday! Hugs...

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  3. What a wonderful interview. I'm always fascinated by the 'royalty' of the writing world and Catherine Coulter is definitely that.

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    1. I don't know how, but I collected all her books in about 3 years. She's a great author with a ton of ideas for new stories. Royalty is a good word to describe her for sure Sandra. Hugs and Happy Friday!

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  4. Great interview. That hummingbird cake sounds really good.

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    1. I've never had this cake, but it sure sounds pretty yummy! Hugs...and Happy Saturday!

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  5. Oooh. Always nice to hear about another author to add to my unread towers.
    It is relatively early here, and my waistline would argue the point but I WANT Hummingbird cake now. Sigh.

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    1. LOL! Today is my birthday, so I'm going to find some of that cake to enjoy EC! Hope your weekend is going well. Hugs...

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  6. Excellent review RO, I haven't read this author yet but would go for a little suspense, and hummingbird cake too.

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    1. I used to read strictly romance, but definitely love suspense and non-stop action in my books these days. Hope your weekend is going well! Hugs...

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  7. Loved the books i read. Have not read any in the longest while. Need to remedy that oversight☺ Great post.

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    1. Her books definitely go way back for sure. Hopefully you can find one of the new ones you can enjoy. May your weekend be fun and soothing. Hugs...

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  8. Catherine Coulter is one of my favorite authors! Thanks for the post, RO! (and the recipe, too!)

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    1. Isn't she amazing, Angela? Happy Saturday! Today is my birthday! Hugs...

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  9. I have read her hR ones...aaaaaaaaaaaaages ago. Might have been the viking ones

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  10. I need to reintroduce myself to her books.

    YOU, have a great one, Ro.
    Hugs,

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  11. Great interview. The hummingbird cake looks amazing!

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  12. A great interview ... many thanks

    All the best Jan

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  13. Heh a cat walker. My mom makes hummingbird cake. It is a cool looking one :)

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    1. I thought that was interesting too, Anna (lol) I need to try Hummingbird Cake if I can manage to take out the calories. Hugs...

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  14. That reminds me of RL Stien, can't believe people can write that many stories

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    1. Ironically, they're right around the same age, if that means anything. Hugs...

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  15. I love her island answer. I would bring coffee instead of the guacamole but the pina coladas are in!

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    1. LOL -We know you'd bring coffee Kim. We'd expect nothing less of course. Happy Friday!

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  16. A VERT HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I hope it is filled with love, laughter and chocolate which overflow throughout the year.

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  17. Fantastic interview! Somehow I've never read anything by Coulter though I've certainly seen her books over the years. This interview definitely has me wanting to go do a binge read - especially on her romantic suspense. And now I want some hummingbird cake!

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