Welcome to Meet The Newbies, a co-hosted event from Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and I, in which we introduce you to all of the new kids in school aka the 2015 debut authors.
Meet Katherine Locke:
Katherine Locke lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she’s ruled by her feline overlords and her addiction to chai lattes. Her dayjobs always vary, but in the past she’s worked in nuclear weapons abolition activism, lead poisoning education and prevention, and food safety at a mushroom farm. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, and when she’s not reading, she’s tweeting about reading and writing. She likes her heroes with boyish charm and her heroines with dirty mouths.Her debut novel, SECOND POSITION, arrives in early 2015 from Carina Press.You can find her online at @bibliogato on Twitter, bibliogato on Tumblr, and KatherineLockeBooks.com.
Meet her debut novel:
Series: District Ballet Company #1
Author: Katherine Locke
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: April 13th, 2015 from Carina Press
Four years ago, a car accident ended Zedekiah Harrow’s ballet career and sent Philadelphia Ballet principal dancer Alyona Miller spinning toward the breakdown that suspended her own. What they lost on the side of the road that day can never be replaced, and grief is always harshest under a spotlight... Now twenty-three, Zed teaches music and theatre at a private school in Washington, D.C. and regularly attends AA meetings to keep the pain at bay. Aly has returned to D.C. to live with her mother while trying to recover from the mental and physical breakdown that forced her to take a leave of absence from the ballet world, and her adoring fans. When Zed and Aly run into each other in a coffee shop, it’s as if no time has passed at all. But without the buffer and escape of dance—and with so much lust, anger and heartbreak hanging between them—their renewed connection will either allow them to build the together they never had... or destroy the fragile recoveries they've only started to make. Book One of the District Ballet Company
Thank you so much for joining us, Katherine!Thank you for doing this for us debuts! It’s incredibly generous!-Describe your book in five words or less.Ballet! Lovers! Kissing! Therapy! Forgiveness!
-What’s your favorite part of being a debut author?
The support of my fellow authors. It’s been really incredible to have people who know how stressful the edit/marketing/release process can be and who have ready words of advice and sympathy.-What was your favorite subject in school?I really liked biology actually and I enjoyed history and English. In college, I was a Political Science major and I loved every single Poli Sci class I took.-Have you ever taken any dance classes?I took dance classes when I was a little kid and stopped when I was five or six, I think. But no, I am not a dancer at all. Just an admirer of the athleticism and dedication it takes to be a professional dancer.-Who are some of your favorite new adult authors?Dahlia Adler, Sarina Bowen, Chanel Cleeton, Jamie Grey, Cora Carmack, Robin York, Jennifer Armentrout, Rebecca Paula-What is your most read book?Oh this is such a good question and I’m going to cheat and give you three titles that I reread allllll the time: a) Fire by Kristin Cashore b) The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen and c) Open Road Summer by Emery Lord-What are your favorite types of romances?I am a sucker for a well done friends to lover romance. I’ll hang in there for a slow burn…I’ll wait for them to get together if the banter and tension is really spot on!
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