1. What trope do you wish authors would run far, far away from?
Hm, I’m not sure if we would consider this a trope but I’d love to see less of “I’m a teenage and I know everything so I’m going to do what I want and ignore what everyone else tells me.” When I was a teen listening to those that care about me (my parents, family, close friends) was often a good thing. There is something to be said for years of learning. When everyone tells you going out alone on a mission to save the kingdom alone is doomed to fail, you know they just might be right and maybe some training and team building is in order first.
2. The one book you’ll re-read over and over and over:
VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab. Normally I don’t reread books, but I will reread VICIOUS for the pure joy of listening to how perfectly crafted the sentences in this book are, how excellent the word choices. If you have not read VICIOUS yet, you need to.
3. If you could rewrite one book to change one part of it, which book would you choose and what would you change?
Lucas by Kevin Brooks! I’d change the ending, but in doing so the book probably wouldn’t stick with me as it has all these years. So maybe I’ll leave it as it is.
4. Do you have a favorite place to read?
Curled up on a chair/couch with a blanket, cat(s), and a cup of tea.
5. Tell us a little bit about why you started book blogging:
I started my blog years ago with just a few journal type notes. Then in 2010 when I started working for my first author I started attending all these author events. I met so many book bloggers at these events I decided it was time to bring back the blog. Now I wouldn’t call myself a book blogger per say as I write about publishing and social media as well. The goal of my website: Connecting Authors & Readers.
6. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Besides the basics needed for life: stories. I am nothing without the access to stories. Movies, games, books, conversations, plays, productions. I will take stories in any way, shape, or form I can get them in.
7. And finally a quick round of pick one:
Coffee or Tea: TEA!
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
Hot or Cold: Hot
Laptop or PC: Lapton
Paperback or Ebook: Hardcover 😉
Kate Tilton has been in love with books for as long as she can remember. A relatively new voice in publishing, Kate has been serving authors behind the scenes since 2010. Founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC, Kate works as an author assistant and social media manager with the mission of connecting authors and readers. Kate is the creator and host of #K8chat (Thursdays at 9pm Eastern), a contributor to BadRedhead Media, and has appeared on popular media such as Publishers Weekly, The Book Designer, Kobo Writing Life and Rafflecopter. A cat-lover and fan of many geeky things, Kate can likely be found curled up with the latest Doctor Who episode, plotting world takeover, or connecting authors and readers in any way she can.
“My goal for the longest time has been to help authors. Make their life better because they make my life better. You are my rockstars.”
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