Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Balancing motherhood and crime writing: Cat Connor

On Friday, Kiwi crime writer Cat Connor was interviewed by US publication the Canton Daily News. It's great to see local authors getting some deserved publicity in overseas markets.

In the interview, the Wellington-based author shares what attracted her to the thriller genre, how she balances motherhood (of a "bunch of children" ranging from just starting school to married) with writing, and more about her heroine, FBI Special Agent Ellie Conway. You can read the interview at the Canton Daily News website, here.

Connor's first two Conway novels, KILLERBYTE and TERRORBYTE were originally published as e-books, and both have received some very good reviews and featured in the Top Ten bestsellers on the Mobipocket website, with KILLERBYTE making it to the #2 position (ahead of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher thriller at the time). Her books are now available in digital form from a variety of websites, and also in paperback form from

KILLERBYTE was a finalist in the 2010 EPIC Awards (electronic publishing awards), and also was voted No. 3 in eBookNewser's Top Ten eBooks. TERRORBYTE was rated one of the Top 10 thriller 'Best Reads for 2010' by the Preditors & Editors™ Readers' Poll.

You can read more about Connor's third and latest Ellie Conway thriller, EXACERBYTE, here.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see Cat doing so well! Thanks for the link to the article.