In honor of the one year Pub-iversary of Underneath It All I have a quicky interview with the woman of the hour, Kate Canterbary. First a little bit about Underneath It All.
One hot architect. One naughty schoolteacher. One crazy night that changes everything.
If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure. Also, a little chat about not losing my shit at all the wrong moments. Hindsight was a bitch, and karma…well, I didn’t know her story yet.
Meet Lauren Halsted.
It’s all the little things–the action plans, the long-kept promises–that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.
After I fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh’s arms.
I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.
Meet Matthew Walsh.
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.
Unless, of course, she was naked.
She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.
Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws them down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.
Can you tell us a little about your books?
I write The Walsh Series, a contemporary erotic romance series that follows a family of architects living and working in Boston. While this family has its share of shadows and scars, they put the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional.
Which one of your books is your favorite?
This feels like choosing my favorite kid!
I adored writing The Space Between, and I love Andy and Patrick. I could probably write Andy and Patrick until they’re old and gray. Andy — yeah, she can be hard to love — but she’s real and unapologetic about who she is, and whenever I thought about softening her, I remembered that I liked her because of her realness, her flaws. And Patrick. He’s such an irritable, precious teddy bear.
Between Patrick and Matthew, which one would you rather date?
Oh my god. I can’t possibly answer that!
All right – I’d date Matthew. He reminds me a lot of Mr. Canterbary, and I need some easy-going to balance my intensity.
Do you have any “odd” writing habits?
Not too many. I started out in newspapers, and news moves a bit too quickly to keep habits other than getting the words on the page as rapidly as possible. (there are plenty of days when I pretend I’m in a newsroom and on deadline because I just can’t get the words to flow. Sometimes it works – but if anyone has an audio file of a 1990s newsroom, holler at me!)
My oddest habit – at least in 2014 – is that I must, must, must edit and revise on paper. I print the whole bloody thing out and page through it with my red pen, and keep my old revision in empty diaper boxes in my guest room.
Do you listen to music while you write?
No – but I do have playlists for each book. Whether it’s my advanced age, mom brain, or not getting enough sleep for a few years, I can’t concentrate on my words while listening to music anymore.
When did you know you wanted to write a book?
I’ve always had stories wandering around my mind, and after my little one was born, I found myself with long, exhausted hours spent nursing, rocking, and changing. I started building those stories, and typing my ideas while the baby slept on my shoulder.
What’s one random fact about yourself that you can share?
I was a competitive cheerleader throughout high school. This comes as a surprise to most folks. I’m a bit…how should I say…snarky, and most people don’t associate that with megawatt smiles and high ponytails.
(I can still rock the high pony, by the way. And the hair bow)
What’s your favorite holiday?
I’m an Irish girl from Boston. I’m all about St. Patrick’s Day, although I’ve never had green beer. Why would I drink green beer when there’s perfectly wonderful normal beer? Or better yet – tequila?
What are writing projects are you currently working on?
I am thrilled to be working on the fourth book in The Walsh series!
If you want to get to know Kate a little more you can follow her on Social Media and check out her books, people!!!!!!.
Underneath It All
The Space Between
About the Author
Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people–be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane–ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.
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